Samsung Galaxy S30 Review

By LucyEva 2 months ago

We have just gone through the official launch of Apple iPhone 12 series, and now reports have begun coming in regarding Samsung’s upcoming beast named Samsung Galaxy S30 in Australia. The phone is likely to come alongside a number of other variants like S30 Plus and S30 Ultra to give a tough time to Apple’s newly released iPhone 12 series.

Based on what we’ve heard, Samsung has set to release Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra (a successor of last year’s S20 Ultra) somewhere in January 2021. Although last year’s S-series smartphones released by Samsung were premium and impressive, but everything seems to take a huge turn when it comes to upcoming Samsung S30 smartphone series in 2021.

Without a shadow of a doubt, upcoming S30 smartphone series will be super-fancy series of 2021 – therefore, the hype is building already, and we’ve gone through a number of rumours, leaks and suggestions. We have assembled all the rumours and leaks below in our detailed Samsung Galaxy S30 review including its release date, pricing details, specs and features. Well, we’ll keep an eye on the updates and will have this page updated as soon as we hear more.

Samsung Galaxy S30 Name

What will it be called either Samsung Galaxy S30 or Samsung Galaxy S21? Unfortunately, things – very much like last year, are pretty blurred and it’s too difficult to put even our educated guess on what will Samsung’s upcoming S-series will be named.

As we get closer to its official launch in the next year, more noteworthy information will be leaked which will help us guess what would it be named or what will it bring on paper for its audience.

Release Date

Usually, Samsung launches its S-series smartphones somewhere in between February and March but based on details shared by OnLeaks, Samsung Galaxy S30 release date in Australia will be January 2021. Obviously, it’s quite earlier as compared usual February event in which Samsung releases its S-series smartphones.

Another leak has confirmed that Samsung is planning to launch its upcoming S30 smartphone before December 2020 ends, but we’re doubtful about it.

Taking a look at this year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 series, these were launched during an Unpacked event on February 11, 2020, and officially went on sale March 6. So, if Samsung keeps following a similar schedule for its upcoming S30 series launch, then users worldwide won’t be able to get their hands on one before March 5th 2021 which appears to be the first Friday in that month.

Pricing Details

We are expecting Samsung Galaxy S30 Price in Australia similar to 2020’s S20 smartphone. The standard/regular Samsung Galaxy S20 arrived with a price tag of AU$1499, but it was 4G variant whereas 5G variant was priced AU$1650.

The Australian audience was only able to buy one with 4G capability alongside Samsung’s own Exynos Chip, whereas US models were loaded with 5G capabilities as well as Snapdragon 865 Chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus Price in Australia was somewhere in between AU$1700 and a heavy-spec phone named Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra was priced AU$1967. We expect Samsung Galaxy S30/S21 to be priced AU$1650 and it’s undoubtedly clear that Samsung won’t offer any 4G-only version (but 5G) in the upcoming year.

However, Samsung does have a price rise sometimes, and it entirely depends on whether we see S30, Plus and Ultra as anticipated but we’re looking at the launch rates circulating around AU$1850 with ease.

S30 Rumour Specifications

  • Display: 6.2-inches AMOLED (3200 x 1440)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 876/Exynos 2100
  • Storage: 128GB with microSD Card Slot
  • Rear Camera: 12MP, 12MP and 64MP
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
  • Colours: Cosmic Gray, Cloud Pink and Cloud Blue

Design

At first glance, if leaked images are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S30 looks a lot like Samsung Galaxy S20. Based on what Ice Universe has revealed, Galaxy S30 comes with a vertical camera configuration on its rear which is a lot like Note 20 Series of Samsung. However, its front display isn’t curved but flat. Another thing is that its bezels look quite thick as compared to its predecessor S20.

The leakster has also confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S30 will measure 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm in dimensions which is wider as compared to S20 which measures only 151.7 x 69.7 x 7.9mm. Ice Universe has confirmed that Samsung will launch its S30 and S30 Plus with 2.5D screen whereas spec-heavy Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra will come with a curved display.

There are so many rumours that Samsung Galaxy S30 will sport a completely new “Blade Bezel” design which will say goodbye to bezels entirely. We have heard it’s been many years since Samsung has been working on “Full-Screen Phone” Design and it’s most likely that S30 would make it a reality sooner than later.

The idea behind the “Full-Screen Phone” design is that users wouldn’t see a front camera hole and the camera performance, on the other hand, won’t be affected. However, some rumours have confirmed that in-screen camera isn’t coming in Galaxy S30.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S30 seems to shine in terms of graphics – thanks to the rumours, claimed that it’s going to be loaded with powerful camera lenses to take your photography to the next level.

Based on what “The Elec” (Korean Tech Publication) has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S30 will feature a whopping or gigantic 180MP sensor which is, without a doubt, higher than 108MP sensor in its predecessor. Moreover, S30 to drop the ToF sensor in order to support optical zoom lenses. They have said that the first zoom lens will be a 3x lens whereas the other is 10x periscope lens.

SamMobile quite a few days back confirmed that Samsung appears to be working on another 150MP sensor for its upcoming flagship smartphones. Well, details are pretty blurred as of now, but seemingly S30 will be using Nanocell Technology that S20 Ultra used with its ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor.

Other smartphone giants such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo have been striving hard to give a tough time to Samsung’s upcoming S30 smartphone. One interesting news from Ice Universe is that Samsung looks for high-MP sensors. For instance, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra arrived with a 108MP sensor and Note 20 Ultra comprised the same – therefore, Samsung remains committed to its development.

Furthermore, “OnLeaks” and Slashleaks” have rumoured that Samsung Galaxy S30 will sport a trio-camera setup on its rear. Well, there is not much information available through the leaked images, but Samsung looks to make significant changes for more appealing value.

S Pen Support

So many reports and rumours have been circulating on the internet regarding S30 smartphone, suggesting a couple of different things. “The Elec” (South Korean Publication) has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra will house an S Pen. However, it looks like 2021’s S-series will offer S Pen support but won’t feature a holster for a stylus.

What’s Inside?

If Samsung keeps following its tradition, then we will again see different chipsets in the different parts of the world to power its Galaxy S30. Qualcomm’s latest and super-powerful chipset will be available for the US audience, whereas Samsung’s own Exynos chipset models will ship to the other parts of the world.

Taking a look at Snapdragon, Samsung is likely to insert Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 Chipset, which will be a 5-nanometer and significantly powerful as compared to Snapdragon 865 Chipset. 5G modem will also be included with this chipset.

“BusinessKorea” has said that Samsung will be working on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Chipset – so, it’s still a mystery which chipset will be used by Samsung to launch its next S-series smartphones in 2021.

Some rumours have revealed that Samsung Galaxy S30 will comprise a Snapdragon 875 Chipset alongside a 16GB whopping RAM – partnered with 128GB of UFS 3.1 Storage. In terms of battery, Samsung Galaxy S30 is likely to come with a 4600mAh battery.

Making a comparison, last year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 comes with up to 12GB of Ram and a 4500mAh battery. Hence, proved S30 would arrive with meaningful upgrades but at an eye-watering price.

What will Samsung’s next Exynos will be named? Well, it’s most likely that Samsung’s upcoming Exynos Chipset will be called Exynos 1000 or most probably Exynos 992 (5-nanometer). Sources have said that we should expect big performance with the newest powerful Exynos Chipset which will deliver a 3x improvement over Snapdragon 865 Chipset.

What Do We Want to See?

Samsung Galaxy S30 will indeed give a tough competition to iPhone 12 series when it arrives on shelves worldwide. Aside from competition, everyone’s expectations regarding S30 are very much higher. Here are quite a few things users are expecting or looking in Samsung Galaxy S30 to stay ahead from its competitors and shine on stores throughout the world.

  • A lower Price Point

The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30 in Australia is likely to be similar to Samsung Galaxy S20. The price of Samsung Galaxy S20 series cannot be ignored. Even the basic model set users back a whopping, with price increases compared to last year and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone created a new Ultra-premium phone category.

The lack of a Samsung Galaxy S20e or Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite doesn’t improve the situation – although it can come at the same point. Either we are looking for a significant decrease in price for 2021 models or Samsung Galaxy S30 Lite in addition to the rest of the line. 

  • In-screen Front Camera

We have seen a lot of punch-hole camera phones from Samsung and other brands, and we think it’s more than enough now. Samsung’s currently available flagship devices are equipped with camera cut-outs which now feels like an unstylish solution. Therefore, we’re expecting a selfie-camera to be built into the display – very much like an on-screen fingerprint scanner. This design, it turns out to be true, will let you enjoy a truly all-screen design without even having a punch-hole camera on the left or in the center.

  • Completely New Look

The design of Samsung Galaxy S series hasn’t much improved with the 2020 models, and the design hasn’t changed significantly in recent years other than adding a punch-hole or switching to small bezels. So, we would like to say that it’s now the time for Samsung to think outside of the box and bring massive changes into Samsung Galaxy S30 smartphone.

  • Same Chipset

One of Samsung’s strange features is that the chipset varies according to your place in the world. Most regions receive quality Snapdragon top-end chipset from Qualcomm, while others receive top-end Exynos from Samsung. The chipsets are never the same, and there are output variations. But we would love to see Samsung use the same chipset in all regions.

  • 120Hz Refresh Rate at QHD+ Screen Resolution

Another feature of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series is that it has a refresh rate of 120Hz or QHD+ screen resolution – but not simultaneously. This is very restrictive, particularly if many other phones like Google Pixel 4 XL and OnePlus phones have a 90Hz level, with a display resolution coupled with QHD+, while you have to drop to 60Hz on Samsung's phones. It is speculated that Samsung could eliminate the limitation with a software update, but whether or not it does, this is not a limitation that we want to see in the upcoming S30 Galaxy line.

Will Samsung Release a New S-series Phone in 2020?

Very much like 2020 and 2019, Samsung should release its upcoming S-series devices somewhere in February or March, but rumours have confirmed that Samsung is planning to launch Galaxy S30 smartphone range in January 2021 which is quite earlier than S20 and S10 range.

How much will Newest Samsung Galaxy Phone Cost?

Pricing details, as of now, are pretty blurred as we’re entirely relying on rumours and leaks we’ve gone through. According to the rumours, Samsung Galaxy S30 is likely to start from AU$1899-2099. The S30+ and S30+ Ultra most likely to set users back a whopping.

Is There a Samsung S30 or S21?

So many online sources have shown off a number of images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30 smartphone alongside its variants like Plus and Ultra. Either it comes with a name of Samsung Galaxy S30 or S21, we’re not pretty sure for now as a “Prolific Leaker” has mentioned #Samsung #Galaxy S21.

What is the Best Samsung Phone Right Now?

Samsung always leads the charts with its mind-boggling and state-of-the-art smartphones such as S-series and Note-series. As of now, you can go through a plethora of flagship options to choose one for your needs such as Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and of course, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Is Samsung S9 Still Worth to Buy in 2020?

Although Samsung Galaxy S9 was a shining star back in 2018, but it’s still a fine phone to get your hands on. It holds its significant position in 2020 – thanks to its impressive and vivid screen, solid and entirely-baked specs and updated software which looks completely like Samsung Galaxy S20 of 2020. These all make it a worth to look at Samsung Galaxy S9 if you need a Samsung smartphone but running short on budget.

Author Bio

LucyEva

Lucy Eva

Lucy Eva is a content writer in Paylessdeal for 4 years, and a part-time contributor focused on the news and features attached to technology. She is always being excited about technology, especially about smartphones.

 

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