The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra had arguably the best camera specs on paper in 2020, featuring a 108MP main camera and a 48MP 4x periscope camera.
In fact, Samsung touted a 100x â€œSpace Zoomâ€� feature on the device, claiming 100x zoom. Now, frequent leaker Ice Universe has tweeted that the Galaxy Note 20 series wonâ€™t offer this feature.
Note20 series no longer retains 100X zoom function
â€” Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2020
We canâ€™t say weâ€™ll miss 100x Space Zoom, because it was essentially digital zoom anyway. In fact, we thought it was pointless in our Galaxy S20 Ultra review.
â€œNo matter what I was shooting, there was never a scenario where the 100x shot turned out well,â€� said Android Authorityâ€˜s Eric Zeman in his review, saying that 30x zoom shots churned out better results.
Samsung isnâ€™t the only company to offer a crazy zoom factor on paper thatâ€™s mostly useless in practice. Weâ€™ve also seen the likes of Huawei offer 50x zoom on its P30 Pro, also being more in line with a digital crop. So hopefully we see companies dial back on this in favor of improving their hybrid zoom capabilities.
Thereâ€™s no word on the Galaxy Note 20 Plus zoom capabilities though, but the phone is rumored to offer a 108MP main camera, and a sensor to improve autofocus. You can check out more Note 20-related articles via the list below.