28 May 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series has been the part of rumors for a long time now. Many key details have already been tipped off but there are, of course, more particulars to come and learn before the device launches in August.
A well-known tipster who goes by the name Ice Universe on Twitter has tipped that Samsung will stick to the 108MP camera for its upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Plus but add one more sensor to take care of autofocus capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, the superior model of the series has received much criticism due to its autofocus issue. The company has released several patches and software fixes but none of them was able to solve the alleged issue.
The reason for Galaxy S20 Ultra not being able to focus properly on objects closer than 10cm is said to be the lack of dual-pixel PDAF system. This said to have hampered the user experience of the Galaxy S20 Ultra as well. Several reviewers have also pointed out, the S20 Ultra’s 108MP sensor will never be able to focus as fast or as accurately as the traditional 12MP primary sensor of the standard Galaxy S20 or S20 Plus.
So, the tip makes sense and Samsung would need to add something to the camera system if it plans to stick to the same 108MP HM1 sensor. Because several fixes and updates were of no help, so this alludes to the fact that the sensor would require hardware support.
It appears Samsung is being extra cautious as it can’t repeat the same camera system on its other higher-end model of the year.