02 December 2019
Samsung released an updated camera app with the release of One UI 2.0 beta 4 for eligible devices. This new app brings some new features and improvements but as spotted by XDA folks, it also throws some light on what to expect in the future. An APK teardown of the application showed what Samsung is planning for upcoming phones, especially the Galaxy S11 flagship.
The first thing spotted in the teardown is that the Samsung camera app is adding support for 8K video recording. The majority of the current-age smartphones including flagships offer 4K video recording. The ability to shoot 8K videos will definitely make Galaxy S11 flagships stand apart from the competition, even from iPhones.
The camera app further hints at support for 108-megapixel images. This essentially means that Samsung's next-gen flagship will have a 108-megapixel camera which is what we have heard in previous rumors as well. It should be noted that Galaxy S11's camera is said to be an improved version of the one used in Xiaomi phones.
Lastly, the app has references to the 20:9 aspect ratio suggesting a taller display for the upcoming Samsung flagship. It will make the phone look taller than usual, much like Sony Xperia flagships. It is worth noting that even though all these features are expected to arrive on the Galaxy S11 series, Samsung may choose to release them on some other phone first.