South Korean tech company Samsung has been leading the way when it comes to new smartphone photography technology features, like artificial bokeh-style blur, which came out with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Lately, Samsung has been struggling to lead in this category and started to fall behind the competitors.
New Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus both have great triple-camera set ups, but it’s not as great as the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It doesn’t have camera features that Huawei P30 Pro has either. Both of Samsung’s competitors are coming out with brand new handsets, Pixel 4 and Huawei Mate 30. So Samsung is again attempting to lead this segment by introducing a crazy 64MP resolution on its new flagship smartphones.
Right now, the highest resolution camera you can get in a smartphone is 48MP in Honor View 20 and Xiamoi Mi 9. High megapixel counts improves digital zoom ability and makes for clearer images when downsampled.
Samsung revealed these image sensors back in October last year which was available in 48 megapixel and 32 megapixel variants, called Isocell Bright GM1 and Isocell Bright GD 1. These sensors were not included into the new Galaxy S10 series however.
It’s likely that the Galaxy Note 10 will have this feature before the new Galaxy S11 will be introduced.
It’s possible the Galaxy Note 10 will beat the Galaxy S11 to the punch and introduce the feature before the next entry into the Galaxy S range. Samsung usually introduces a new Galaxy Note handset in August, which would allow more time for the Seoul-based company to implement the image sensors into the design.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 system-on-a-chip, which powers the flagship Samsung handsets in some markets globally, supports photographs up to 192MP. Earlier this year, Judd Heape, Qualcomm Senior Director of Product Management for Cameras, predicted that we will see flagship devices with 100MP cameras by the end of 2019.
Samsung furnishes other smartphone companies with image sensors, too, with the likes of Xiaomi, Vivo, Motorola and Nokia phones boastings cameras from the company.