07 November 2019
Samsung is reportedly set to go big in terms of megapixels when it comes to camera performance of its next-gen Galaxy S flagship. This new smartphone will likely be called Galaxy S11 and as per a new report, it will arrive with a 108-megapixel camera and 5x optical zoom. The report is coming from a South Korean publication The Elec and is based on information shared by "industry sources".
The 108-megapixel camera sensor is the same one which Samsung developed in collaboration with Xiaomi and announced recently. Xiaomi's Mi MIX Alpha is the only smartphone that has officially been announced to make use of the camera. If it indeed makes its way to the Galaxy S11, it will certainly be a huge leap in the context of megapixel count. The current-generation Galaxy S10 lineup comes with up to 16-megapixel shooter.
The upcoming Galaxy S11 is further said to offer 5x optical zoom which should be a welcome improvement over the currently available 2x zoom. Samsung is reported to make use of its periscope-styled camera module which went under mass production earlier this year. This is an approach which Oppo has already used for offering higher zoom capabilities without making the camera protrude. Samsung's module has only 0.5mm thickness and also has support for optical image stabilization (OIS).
But since there are still a few months to go for Galaxy S11 unveiling, we will suggest you take these rumors with a pinch of salt. We should be coming across more such reports and leaks which will offer us a better idea of what to expect.