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Samsung is indeed working on 108MP smartphone, reference in Camera app reflects

13 November 2019 0

Samsung Galaxy S11 series concept renders by Ben Geskin

Speculations on Samsung using its own 108MP sensor for upcoming Galaxy S-series appear to have turned out true since a very legit reference to this possibility has come forward.

While delving into Samsung Camera app from the third One UI 2.0 beta, folks at XDA Developers have found a code that adds 108MP output resolution support. This indicates whatever we have been learning about the Galaxy S11 sensor could be true. However, it is still not confirmed that the device which will equip this sensor is the Galaxy S11. There is nothing in the code that confirms that this output resolution is specifically for the upcoming Galaxy S11. But at least one of the upcoming Galaxy smartphones will support it.

The code shows Samsung Camera has added support for a resolution of 12,000 by 9,000 pixels and this 108,000,000 total pixels or simply 108MPs.

Till now, only Xiaomi has made use of its sensor in its flagship Note series and Mix Alpha. As claimed, Xiaomi became the world’s first company to use Samsung’s 108MP sensor in its smartphones.

It is expected, just like the Mi Note 10, Samsung will also employ pixel binning that could churn out 27MP or 12MP photos to improve low light.

XDA notes that Samsung doesn’t add support for a resolution or sensor unless it is actively working on shipping them in a future Samsung device. “This is because the engineering and cost of development for software just aren’t worth it as a testbed for possible hardware.” This means the feature will likely be making its way into the market.

Let’s wait to see if it is going to be the much-rumored Galaxy S11 or any other Samsung Galaxy device supporting the 108MP sensor.


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