Premature product listings aren’t exactly uncommon in the consumer electronics industry, but such unceremonious reveals are usually reserved for low-end devices, not flagship products in the vein of the Galaxy Note 20 series. Yet that exact level of blunder is what Samsung had in store for us this week as its Russian outlet posted several renders depicting what’s quite clearly the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, based on previous rumors about the said smartphone.
The images featured herein were first spotted on Twitter, from where they quickly disseminated to the rest of the World Wide Web, despite the fact that Samsung Russia had them removed in a matter of minutes.
Three lenses, two models, zero ToF sensors in sight
The renders themselves show a vertical triple-camera setup that seemingly does away with a time-of-flight sensor featured on the Galaxy Note 10+. Instead, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will utilize a more conventional laser autofocusing system, which would be the pill-shaped module seen immediately below its dual-LED flash. Another feature that seems to be missing from these renders is a periscope lens which Samsung advertised as one of the main selling points of the Galaxy S20 Ultra released several months back. It’s unlikely the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be doing away with superzoom capabilites, however. Instead, the likeliest explanation is that Samsung implemented the setup into one of the three circular modules depicted in these official renders.
One final thing of note here, terrible pun intended, is the color of the prematurely revealed Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This particular finish is believed to be called Mystic Bronze and should be one of at least three colors Samsung offers on release day; the other two being Mint Green and a purplish hue of blue whose official pretentious name remains unknown.
The Galaxy Note 20 range is scheduled to launch on August 5, meaning it’s bound to be available for purchase worldwide by early September.