Report: Samsung Galaxy S11 to feature 108-megapixel camera

Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone is launching in some locations this September.
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According to Bloomberg, Samsung is planning to once again outpace its rivals with a major jump forward in technical specifications. The publication notes the South Korean device maker intends to release its Galaxy S11 and Fold replacement with redesigned hardware. Specifically, the corporation plans to equip its 2020 flagship devices with four cameras with different blow away features.

The Next Generation of Samsung Smartphones

Samsung will reportedly launch the next iteration of its Galaxy S smartphone in February. Moreover, the company plans to unveil the successor device to the Galaxy Fold around the same time. Both devices’ primary camera will feature a 108-megapixel camera. It is worth noting that the March-released S10 boasts a very respectable 12-megapixel sensor.

Besides, the firm’s next-generation phones will also feature another camera that has a 5x optical zoom.

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Samsung insiders also told Bloomberg the S11 would have an ultra-wide-angle lens that is ideal for shooting panoramas. The device will also include a time-of-flight sensor that improves the quality of portrait photographs and has augmented reality capability.

The firm’s strategy is to appeal to the photography loving consumers who helped make its Galaxy S line a massive success in the early 2010s.

Furthermore, BGR recently reported Samsung’s Fold follow up will retail for less than $1,000 and will collapse vertically.

Major Handset Hardware Advancement in 2020

For years, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturers have made incremental improvements to their hardware between iterations. As such, consumers have been presented with a few generations of slightly faster, incrementally bigger, and marginally better smartphones. But in 2020, it seems like the largest handset makers are going to introduce significant hardware advances.

For instance, The Burn-In reported the next version of the iPhone would feature a second-generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. As such, the device will not only be able to capture high-resolution scans of an owner’s prints, it will also be able to record two different digit impressions at once.

Besides, Motorola is looking to make a major return to the smartphone market with its revamped foldable Razr. Despite its $1,500 price, the electronics maker attracted consumer attention last month when it revealed the device’s specs. The handset’s seamless 6.2-inch OLED screen, functional gap-free hinge, and old school form factor makes it undeniably alluring.

In addition, Qualcomm announced it would manufacture a host of affordable 5G chipsets for budget smartphones in September. As such, even cost-first consumers will be able to buy a significantly upgraded smartphone next year. Indeed, with major carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile bringing their fifth-generation networks online, near 1 Gbps mobile data speeds will become the norm.


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