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The Galaxy S20 and S20+ are "worth looking forward to", apparently

Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy S smartphones at Galaxy UNPACKED on February 11. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy S smartphones at Galaxy UNPACKED on February 11. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)
The Russian blue cat has gone into overdrive lately about Samsung's next flagships, originally thought to be called the Galaxy S11 series. Apparently renamed the Galaxy S20 series, the top leaker has extolled another reason why we should be looking forward to the S20 and S20+.

Enticed by yesterday's live images of the Galaxy S20? Well, renowned leaker @UniverseIce has given us another reason to look forward to the device besides its looks. Tweeting today, they announced to their followers that the standard configuration for all S20 models will include 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which would be more than most modern laptops have.

Samsung moved from 4 GB to 8 GB for the Galaxy S10 last year, so another 4 GB jump does not seem ludicrous, although that would give a Galaxy S10e successor an additional 6 GB of RAM. Most older flagships and modern midrange handsets still get on fine with 4 GB or 6 GB even in demanding games, so it remains to be seen what advantages 12 GB will bring over 8 GB. LPDDR5 consumes less power while having higher peak data transfer speeds than LPDDR4x though, so there should be tangible benefits in those regards.

Storage options remain unknown at this stage, or if the Galaxy S20 series will have microSD card readers. According to the ensuing thread following @UniverseIce's most recent tweet though, many people would prefer more storage than more RAM. Have Samsung got it the wrong way round, then?

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-13 (Update: 2020-01-13)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.