If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, you’re probably wondering: Why is Samsung calling its new S series S20 instead of S11. There’s an obvious explanation, and that’s because the S20 isn’t the successor to the S10 series. However, the name is somewhat misleading. The S20 does include the S20e, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra.
The lack of a S11 could confuse buyers looking for a new phone, and make them default to the S10 lineup instead. However, the S20 name isn’t completely useless, despite the negative connotations that come with the S10 name. It’s not just Samsung, many other companies and products have fallen victim to the trend of suffixing products with ever-bigger numbers.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, you may be wondering: why is Samsung calling its newest line of S-series smartphones S20 instead of S11? After all, the new S-series phones will have a 120hz refresh rate, 5G capabilities, and improved touch response. Samsung hasn’t rushed the development of these new flagships, and it’s still unclear whether the S10 lineup will include the S11.
According to Ice Universe, Samsung has partnered with Google and integrated its video chat platform into the S20’s UI. You can switch between voice and video chat using an icon in your dialer. It’s similar to Apple’s FaceTime integration. The S20 can deliver full HD video chat, but you’ll need a 5G connection to make it work, and it’s unclear when the device will be available.