04 Nov 2019
Samsung Galaxy S11 to feature a second-generation 108MP camera sensor
Samsung Galaxy S11 is months away from going official, but it stays in news because of the sky-rocket expectations around its hardware.
Now, according to the acclaimed tipster Ice Universe, the upcoming Samsung flagship will use a second-generation 108MP camera sensor and not the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor that is set to debut on the camera-centric Mi Note 10.
Here are more details.
Galaxy S11's sensor could use dual aperture
While the tipster Ice Universe has suggested the presence of a second-generation 108MP sensor on the Galaxy S11, he hasn't shared how this new sensor will differ from the existing sensor co-developed by Samsung and Xiaomi.
However, we expect it to support dual aperture to adjust automatically based on the lighting conditions and even support pixel binning for capturing more details.
Galaxy S11 will also offer high-end zooming capabilities
Further, Ice Universe has also claimed that the Galaxy S11 won't just have a "normal 5x optical zoom," suggesting the flagship phone will offer high-end zooming capabilities.
We also know Samsung is mass-producing an "ultra-slim" camera module with 5x optical zoom capabilities and the company could pair this setup with the 108MP sensor to offer up to 50x hybrid zoom (digital+optical).
Fromt the grapevine
What else do we know about the Galaxy S11?
Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy flagship could offer a 120Hz AMOLED screen with up to 4K or QHD resolution and an improved fingerprint reader.
A bigger battery and faster charging are also some of the expected features.
About the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor
The 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor uses the same 0.8μm-sized pixels as Samsung's 64MP and 48MP smartphone cameras. But, it's the first mobile image sensor to adopt a large 1/1.33-inch size, meaning it'll be able to absorb more light and hence, capture more details.