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By Jason Snell for Tom's Guide

Samsung stokes the smartphone camera wars

It would be overkill to claim Samsung has changed the name of the smartphone game with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, because photography has already emerged as one of the most important features for flagship phones. What Samsung has done with its huge specs and bold claims about the Galaxy S20’s Ultra’s photography advances is changing the conversation about what’s possible (and what’s not) for the best camera phones.

So where does Samsung’s archrival, Apple, go from here with the iPhone 12? Where do other Android phone makers go? To find out, the first thing we need to do is separate the S20 Ultra’s real specs from the marketing hype, consider what the trade-offs of each camera feature might be and think about where computational photography is going in the near future.

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