Samsung to use custom 108MP CMOS sensor for Galaxy S11+

Joanna Estrada
December 9, 2019

It's not easy to introduce a new flagship smartphone every year. Although the pixel count and sensor size is similar, Ice Universe has clarified that this is a custom sensor and it will be superior to the ISOCELL Bright HMX unit that's now used on Xiaomi's new smartphone.

Further, a Bloomberg report has claimed Galaxy S11 will also sport a 108MP sensor for the main camera, the type of which remains unclear at the moment. For greater versatility, the upcoming device is speculated to feature a telephoto lens that can do 5X optical zoom.

That means when you tack on the wide and ultra-wide angle lenses found on the current Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S11 could have a total of four rear cameras, with some rumours suggesting Samsung could go as high as five.

Now, frequent tipster Ice Universe has claimed on Twitter that the Galaxy S11 isn't using the same 108MP camera seen on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. And with some reports claiming that Samsung's second foldable phone could cost as little as $1,250, choosing between the Galaxy S11 and the Galaxy Fold 2 (or whatever Samsung ends up calling it) might actually be a somewhat hard decision.

It is possible that Samsung is, indeed, reworking its existing 108MP Bright HMX sensor for even better results than the already impressive imaging chops of the Mi Note 10, but we'll have to wait awhile longer to be able to say that with any degree of certainly.

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