Still be a few months before the next Galaxy S. launch, but rumors around the Galaxy S11 have begun to reveal about Samsung’s next flagship.
According to The Elec, the Galaxy S11 will have a 5X optical zoom camera, a module manufactured by Samsung since May using a periscope.
True to its name, this design places the lens on its side and then uses a mirror to direct the lens light to the sensor.
This maximizes the space allowed for optical zoom, while also preventing the smartphone from thickening.
Unlike digital zoom, optical zoom offers much higher quality by not cropping the image to get closer. However, optical zoom requires more distance and lens elements, making it more difficult to place it in a thin smartphone. Therefore, creating a periscope-style camera can solve this problem.
Earlier, Chinese smartphone brands such as OPPO and Huawei used this type of camera in their phones.
Also according to this report, Galaxy S11 will be equipped with 4-lens camera. Based on what we already know about the Note 10+, we can assume that Samsung will set up similar setups including a main lens, an ultra-wide lens, a telephoto and a ToF sensor.
The final information in the report says that Samsung will use a 108 MP sensor for the main camera. This will be a leap forward compared to the 12 MP sensor that the company is using for the Galaxy S series and its Note series.