Galaxy S7 may be the first device to get Samsung’s BRITECELL camera technology. The Korean electronics giant unveiled the technology at an Investors Forum earlier this week. Though Samsung didn’t confirm whether BRITECELL would be incorporated in Galaxy S7, the rumor mill is speculating that the technology may appear in next year’s flagship device.
BRITECELL uses an RWB filter
The new camera technology promises enhanced light sensitivity in low-light conditions. It uses an RWB filter to improve camera performance. Samsung LSI marketing chief Kyushik Hong said the new camera sensor sports smaller one micron pixels, which in turn helped reduce the camera module’s height by 17% without compromising image quality.
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Hong demonstrated the technology with a 16MP sensor camera. It’s still unclear whether the final Galaxy S7 would feature 16MP or 20MP rear camera. The Korean company has also been testing 20MP main camera sensors. The BRITECELL sensor is supported by a Smart WDR technology that combines multiple exposures of a single object into a clear, single, color-bright image.
Galaxy S7 ‘premium edition’ may have a 4K display
If Samsung incorporates BRITECELL sensors in Galaxy S7, it will take the phone’s camera performance in low-light conditions to a whole new level. Another report claims that the “premium edition” of Galaxy S7 will have a 4K display, and a 14-core processor. The “classic edition” of the phone is rumored to feature an octa-core Exynos processor and dual-lens camera. Earlier this months reports coming out of China claimed that Samsung was in talks with Sony to incorporate Sony’s IMX300 camera sensor in Galaxy S7.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are rumored to be unveiled on February 21, a day before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. The device is already under testing at AT&T. The next-gen device will come with accessories like a Keyboard Cover, an S View Cover, a Clear View Cover, and a Glitter Cover. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ also had an $80 Keyboard Cover.