Late last month, we got our look at the first few renders of Samsung’s upcoming flagships — the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11e, and Galaxy S11+. The renders revealed that the devices will feature a massive camera bump with a penta-camera setup, a centered hole-punch display, and no headphone jack. While the renders revealed little to no information about the hardware specifications, rumors suggest that the next-gen flagships from Samsung will feature its 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX S5KHMX senor that we’ve previously seen on the recently released Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Now, people familiar with the company’s plans have confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy S11 series and the Galaxy Fold 2 will feature the 108MP sensor.
As per a recent report from Bloomberg, Samsung is planning the biggest overhaul to the cameras on its flagship devices for next year. Sources familiar with the matter have revealed that the company plans to include the 108MP camera sensor on both the Galaxy S11 series and the Galaxy Fold 2, with the Galaxy S11 series expected to pack an additional ultra-wide lens, a 5x optical zoom lens, and a time-of-flight sensor. The Galaxy Fold 2 is also expected to include the 5x zoom camera and it’s expected to be publicly unveiled alongside the launch of the Galaxy S11 series in February.
The report also claims that Samsung’s focus on improving the camera chops of its next-gen flagships can be directly attributed to the massive improvements we recently saw on Apple’s iPhone 11 lineup. Coupled with the camera improvements, the company’s second-gen foldable device and support for 5G wireless connectivity will form the core pillars of Samsung’s hardware strategy for 2020. It’s also worth noting that a recent teardown of the Samsung Camera app unearthed strings of code that suggest that the upcoming Galaxy smartphones might also feature support for native 8K video capture. Additionally, a CCC certification listing has confirmed that the devices will include support for 5G and 25-watt fast charging.
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