There’s one Samsung Galaxy S11 camera rumor that’s been especially persistent, and it has been repeated yet again. It seems that rumor about the 108-megpixel camera lens just won’t die, which means one of two things. Either Samsung is definitely planning on including the lens in its next flagship device, or the rumor mill has this one so totally wrong that fans will be disappointed when it’s finally unveiled.
Persistent rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S11 camera
The latest source on this rumor about the Samsung Galaxy S11 camera is Twitter tipster Ice universe, who tweeted last night that there’s a “high probability” that the S11 will have the 108-megapixel sensor we’ve been hearing so much about.
The Galaxy S11 has a high probability of using a new 108MP sensor.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 4, 2019
We can pick up something new from this tip from Ice universe. He stated that the Samsung Galaxy S11 camera could have a “new” 108-megpixel sensor. Given that the Korean electronics giant unveiled its first 108-megapixel camera sensor this past August, it sounds like the S11 could sport a second-generation version of that sensor.
Samsung developed the first-generation 108-megapixel ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor in cooperation with Xiaomi. That sensor will make an appearance in the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro and Mi Note 10, so this tweet does seem to suggest that the Galaxy S11 will feature an updated version of that sensor.
What kind of software?
Smartphone makers have been in a race to offer the best cameras on their smartphones for years. The addition of a 108-megapixel sensor will be a major jump since most smartphones have 12-megapixel sensors at most. The big question though will be what kind of software Samsung will include with its new high-end lens. Google did an excellent job using software to improve the photo-taking capabilities of the Pixel 3 line-up, although this seems to be lacking in the Pixel 4.
The one thing we do know about the 108-megapixel sensor is that it should be able to take amazing photos in low-light environments. Beyond that, we’ll just have to wait and see what else it is capable of.