Top-secret new Samsung phone accidentally revealed – and ‘iPhone killer’ has triple camera and golden stylus
SAMSUNG appears to have leaked an image of its latest smartphone onto its own website in a hilarious blunder.
The picture, which appeared on the official Samsung Russia website on Tuesday, shows what could be the firm’s top-secret new Galaxy Note mobile.
Samsung has yet to acknowledge it’s making the chunky device, thought to be called the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it’s rumoured for release in October.
The alleged photo of the handset, which has now been taken down from Samsung’s site, was posted to Twitter by tech guru Ishan Agarwal.
“Might just be our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone,” the 17-year-old wrote.
“This picture of the Bronze/Copper Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was found on the official Russian website of Samsung.”
Might just be our first look at the #Samsung #GalaxyNote20Ultra smartphone. This picture of the Bronze/Copper Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was found on the official Russian website of Samsung. Do you think it’s the actual render or concept used by a Samsung team? pic.twitter.com/bkZsD6MeJM
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 1, 2020
The image shows a large phone with squared-off edges and a shiny, bronze finish.
Like all of Samsung’s Note series phones, the gadget has a stylus that users can wield to tap the screen in place of their finger.
A triple camera array pictured on the back resembles the three snappers on the rear of last year’s Galaxy Note 10.
That nodule featured wide-angle and telephoto zoom lenses on top of the main camera – though Samsung may shake this array up for the Note 20.
The image doesn’t give us a look at the front of the phone, but it’s safe to assume that’ll boast Samsung’s edge-to-edge “Infinity-O” display.
We’re also expecting a dual selfie snapper like the one featured on the Note 10, which hit shelves in October 2019.
Samsung has yet to acknowledge the leaked image.
In response to a request for comment from The Sun, the South Korean firm said it does not comment on rumour and speculation.
Samsung is rumoured to be working on as many as three versions of the Galaxy Note 20.
A separate image of what some believe to be the Galaxy Note 20 (centre phone) leaked on Samsung’s official website in April[/caption]
They include an entry-level model, a larger Note 20+ and a souped-up Note 20 Ultra – the device the leaked photo is thought to show.
Rumours suggest the Note 20 Ultra will come with a 108-megapixel camera and cost somewhere in the region of £999 / $1099.
Of course, there’s no way to confirm that the image actually shows the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.
It’s possible the picture shows a concept mobile used as part of promotional materials, rather than anything Samsung is directly working on.
We’ll likely know more about the Note 20 when Samsung officially unveils it. The firm is expected to do so during an event in early August.
Samsung – a brief history
Here’s what you need to know…
- Samsung is a major South Korean company made up of many businesses that operate globally
- It’s known locally as a “chaebol”, which means “business conglomerate”
- It was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company
- But over several decades, it branched out into food processing, insurance, textiles and retail
- It wasn’t until the late 1960s when Samsung entered the electronics industry – for which it’s best known in the west today
- It also launched businesses in construction and shipbuilding in the 1970s
- Today, Samsung’s most important sources of income are its smartphones and computer chips
- The firm accounts for around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports, and roughly 17% of the country’s GDP
- More than 320,000 staff are employed by Samsung globally
- And in 2017, Samsung turned over the equivalent of £174billion today in revenue
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