The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is the company’s latest high-end smartphone. It comes with the latest Exynos 990 chipset, a 6.9-inch AMOLED display, a large-capacity 5000mAh battery, and an advanced rear quad-camera configuration. Today, DXOMARK announced the S20 Ultra’s front camera review and scores. It has reached the mark of 100 points, ranking second in the selfie list.
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DxOMark said that for selfie photographers, Samsung’s latest model’s front camera is not lacking in innovation, because it cleverly simulates the dual camera configuration: although the S20 Ultra has only one sensor, it can take selfies in full screen or cropped format. Its 40-megapixel 1 / 2.65-inch Quad-Bayer sensor can combine 2 × 2 pixels to output a 10-megapixel image. Also, its wide-angle mode can output an image with an equivalent focal length of 25 millimeters. It can also automatically switch to wide-angle mode when required. But by default, the S20 Ultra will take pictures in crop mode. When taking a single-person selfie, the same sensor will output a 6.5-megapixel image with a lower resolution at a longer equivalent focal length of 32 mm.
The lens has a phase detection autofocus function. But there is no optical image stabilization (OIS). It also has automatic HDR processing, a screen flash solution for low-light selfies, and AI (artificial intelligence) mode is enabled by default. The latter can optimize camera settings and processing according to the scene.
In terms of front camera video, the Galaxy S20 Ultra will shoot Full HD 1080p video at 30fps by default. But it can also shoot high resolution 4K video at 30fps or 60fps. There is no optical image stabilization (OIS) on its lens. So video uses electronic image stabilization (EIS). When shooting video, the EIS crop will use a full sensor to obtain a field of view equivalent to 25 mm.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Front Camera Features:
40MP 1/2.65 inch Quad-Bayer image sensor, 0.7 micron pixels
f/2.2 lens, equivalent to 25 mm, without optical image stabilization (OIS)
By default output 6.5MP crop format, equivalent focal length 32 mm
Optional uncut wide-angle 10MP image output, equivalent focal length 25 mm
Automatically switch to wide-angle mode when shooting two or group selfies
AI is automatically enabled by default
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)