The Galaxy S11 is always more about him, especially in the photo. The latest version of the Samsung photo application proves that the manufacturer is working well on its compatibility with a 108-megapixel sensor, which seems reserved for the future premium smartphone.
For a while, the war of the number of pixels stopped. Suddenly, we had rather the right to the size of the pixels, which allow a better night shot.
And then came with Huawei the war of the number of sensors, which still takes place today. That being the case, the number of pixels returns to the front of the stage and should punctuate the year 2020. At Samsung, a 108 megapixel sensor already integrated into the latest Xiaomi phone should be talked about on its own products.
108 megapixel sensor spotted in Samsung code
XDA Developers has indeed benefited from the holding of the beta One UI 2.0, new home interface of the Korean manufacturer, to start poking through the code. In the third beta made available on the Galaxy S10, the site was able to make an interesting discovery.
Indeed, the application incorporates code proving that a 108 megapixel sensor support was under development. A definition of 12,000 x 9,000 pixels has been added, which is 108 megapixels. Samsung does not do simple tests on its developments, it is certain that a sensor of this kind will be integrated into a Samsung device in the future.
Be careful however: nothing proves in this code that the sensor is related to the Samsung Galaxy S11. However, we can relate this news with other insights previously.
Galaxy S11 in the crosshairs
Already, the official presentation of the Exynos 990 showed us that Samsung was preparing to support, at the hardware level, a 108 megapixel sensor. In addition, the brand "Space zoom" was filed by the Korean manufacturer recently connoted a zoom that can observe the stars.
However, we know exactly how this technology works to have been able to observe it on the Huawei P30 Pro. It's thanks to the combination of a powerful optical zoom (a x5 zoom is expected on the Galaxy S11) and a sensor with a lot of megapixels for a more efficient digital zoom that manufacturers can shoot this type of shots.
A 108 megapixel sensor would be perfect for this type of solution, and the pieces are placed on the chessboard with great consistency. Still, few people will capture 108 megapixel shots: the interest lies mainly in the fact of being able to combine pixels to record more light and have better performance.