Samsung’s Galaxy S11 Expected to Boast a 108-Megapixel Camera
Samsung’s next Galaxy S-series flagship, known as Galaxy S11 is yet to see the light of the day. However, rumours have been swirling about Galaxy S11 and most of the speculation is associated with the cameras and design. Some reports have ascertained that Galaxy S11 is tipped to feature a 108-megapixel camera as the main snapper that will most likely employ the company’s own ISOCELL HMX sensor. The smartphone is expected to operate a periscope-style camera module that would bring 5x optical zoom feature to the table.
The report from the Korean tech publication, The Elec revealed that Galaxy S11 will be packed with a 5X optical zoom camera module. The Korean giant sister firm, Samsung Electro-Mechanics will be supplying the optical zoom module. OPPO’s Reno smartphone has already employed the first batch of optical zoom camera modules.
Samsung has initiated the mass production of the 5X optical zoom camera and a less powerful 2x optical zoom camera module back in May. The entire camera module is 5mm thick and has a periscope mechanism which is supported by OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) to click detailed long-range shots without any blurred or distorted image caused by hand movements. The 5X optical zoom camera module is feasible enough to be fitted in the phone’s body without creating a huge camera bump.
A video shared by Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics showed the workings of a 5x optical zoom camera module. The video revealed a periscope mechanism with a prism for bending light. Such features were already witnessed on Huawei P30 Pro. The 5x optical zoom camera will be a big step taken towards imaging capabilities for Galaxy S11 since the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 duo is loaded with 2x optical zoom.
Rumours also suggest that Galaxy S11 will be equipped with a 108-megapixel main camera which is supposed to be a part of a quad camera setup. Until now, we have only this information to share with you. There have been no announcements on the release date and we may have to wait for some more time before news comes.