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Samsung Galaxy S20 ‘will have a month gap between launch and release date’, insiders claim

SAMSUNG fans could have to wait an entire month to get their hands on the new Galaxy S20 phone after its big debut.

The handset is expected to be unveiled on February 11 at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event.

But a new leak suggests that the handset won't go on sale until March 13.

That's according to prominent smartphone leaker Ishan Agarwal, who made the claim in an online post.

In a Twitter post, Ishan said: "Delivery/sales for the all S20 Series models will probably start on/around 13th March."

That's a lengthy wait, but not hugely out of the ordinary.

Samsung has launched phones with both longer and shorter reveal/release gaps in the past.

But it's a stark contrast to Apple, which generally (though not always) makes fans wait just 10 days for a handset's release.

This isn't the only leak we've seen in recent days.

Yesterday we reported on how prominent developer and leaker Max Weinbach posted claimed prices for the Samsung Galaxy S20.

And it looks like it will cost gadget fans a pretty penny to upgrade.

According to Weinbach, the base Galaxy S20 model will cost €900 to €1,000.

For the current Galaxy S10, Samsung charges €699 in Europe, £699 in the UK and $699 in the USA.

So we'd expect the Galaxy S20 to cost around £1,000 in Britain and $1,000 in the US.

Weinbach also claimed that the Galaxy S20+ would cost €1,050 to €1,100 – likely £1,100 in the UK and $1,100 in the US.

And for the rumoured Galaxy S20 Ultra, we're expecting a €1,300 price tag.

That would cost Brits £1,300 and Americans $1,300.

Despite the apparently imminent launch, Samsung still hasn't confirmed the existence of a Galaxy S20.

Samsung declined to comment on this story.

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In other news, one of Samsung's Galaxy S20 models could have a huge 6.9-inch screen.

Alleged pictures of the Galaxy S20 leaked online last week.

The phone is expected to come with a whopping four rear cameras which feature a new "super-zoom" lens.

And Apple's next iPhone could be cheaper than any model in years – and boast 5G connectivity to boot.

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