Samsung Galaxy S11 Tipped to Pack 108-Megapixel Camera, Might Offer 5x Optical Zoom Support

Samsung’s next Galaxy S-series flagship, tentatively called the Galaxy S11, is still rather far from seeing the light of the day. However if a brand-new report from Samsung’s home market is to be believed, the Galaxy S11 will significantly up the electronic camera game by loading a 108-megapixel cam as the primary snapper that will probably utilize the company’s own ISOCELL HMX sensing unit. Additionally, the phone is tipped to utilize a periscope-style video camera module that would bring 5x optical zoom feature to the table. The latter is something we have actually already come across on Huawei’s P30 Pro flagship, which won recognition for its imaging capabilities.

As per a report from Korea-based The Elec, Samsung will fit the Galaxy S11 with a 5X optical zoom camera module. The optical zoom module will be provided by the Korean giant’s sister firm, Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The first batch of optical zoom camera modules has actually already made to Oppo’s Reno mobile phone series, and will now be employed for the very first time in the business’s own smartphones, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S11.

To recall, Samsung commenced mass production of its 5x optical zoom camera module back in May this year, together with a less effective 2x optical zoom electronic camera module. The whole camera module is only 5mm thick and utilizes a periscope system backed by OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) to record comprehensive long-range shots without any blurring or distortion triggered by hand motions. And thanks to the little profile of Samsung’s 5x optical zoom cam module, it can be suited the phone’s body without producing a substantial video camera bump.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics shared a video previously this month showcasing how its 5x optical zoom video camera module will work. The video shows a familiar periscope system with a prism for bending light, something we have actually already seen on the Huawei P30 Pro. Using the 5x optical zoom cam will be a big jump in terms of imaging abilities for Galaxy S11, considering that the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 duo is topped at 2x optical zoom. So is the case with iPhone 11 Pro duo, which is also limited to 2x optical zoom support.

The company likewise plans to equip the Galaxy S11 with a 108-megapixel main cam that will become part of a quad camera setup. The 108-megapixel sensor is most likely the company’s own ISOCELL HMX 108-megapixel sensing unit that was revealed last month. The sensor is 1/1.33-inch in size, which implies it would be able to take in more light. Samsung is also including the Tetracell technology that integrates 4 pixels into one, letting users record brighter and more comprehensive pictures in low-light conditions. The SOCELL HMX 108-megapixel sensor is likewise capable of catching videos at resolutions as much as 6K (6016×3384) at 30 fps and relies on the business’s smart-ISO mechanism.

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