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7 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy S11 & 6 Reasons Not To

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Wait for Improved Cameras

Wait for Improved Cameras

You can expect Samsung to make significant improvements to the Galaxy S camera next year. 

We haven't seen any specific Galaxy S11 camera rumors yet, but Samsung always makes tweaks to the hardware and software.

The company recently confirmed a new 64-megapixel camera and there's a chance it puts the high-resolution image sensor inside the next Galaxy S. 

Samsung notes that the new ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 "are currently sampling and are expected to be in mass production in the second half of this year" which lines up perfectly with the Galaxy S11's presumed release date. 

The new sensor uses Tetracell technology to produce bright 16MP photos in low-light and extremely detailed 64MP photos in well-lit environments. 

In a recent tweet, Ice Universe claims that the Galaxy Note 10 will be Samsung's last device with 1/2.55-inch 1.4um CMOS camera sensor.

He claims the Galaxy S11 "will adopt a new large-size large-pixel CMOS" and that it will be a "whole new beginning" for Samsung's cameras. 

Ice Universe is also telling Samsung fans who care about their camera to skip the Galaxy Note 10 because the Galaxy S11 "camera will bring something that has never been seen before."

Samsung's also confirmed a new 108MP sensor, the "first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels."

The company says the sensor entered mass production in August which means it should be ready in time for the Galaxy S11. 

Ice Universe says the camera is the "main update" on the Galaxy S11. He says the device might not use 108MP, but that "it must be stronger than the 108MP level".

He now claims the the Galaxy S11 "has a high probability of using a new 108MP sensor." He doesn't elaborate, but it sure looks like Samsung is planning to go with a brand new sensor.

A report from Korean site The Elec outlines some other potential details. Their sources claim the Galaxy S11 will feature 5x optical zoom, up from 2x. In response to the report, Ice Universe says "the S11 doesn't just have a normal 5x optical zoom."

A recent report from Galaxy Club claims the Galaxy S11's camera is codenamed "Hubble" which likely refers to the Hubble Space Telescope. This appears to hint at 5x optical zoom though nothing is confirmed at this point. 

The company recently filed a trademark for the name "Space Zoom" which might be a name associated with the Galaxy S11's camera. It certainly falls in line with the alleged codename. 

The feature is reportedly in testing which means it's inclusion on the final version of the Galaxy S11 is still up in the air.

The site also claims Samsung will source ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera modules from three suppliers, two in South Korea and one in China. ToF cameras are currently found on the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Note 10+.

The Galaxy S10's cameras are great and the Note 10 has similar setup on board. That said, if you want something better, potentially much better, think about waiting. 

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jeda

    05/05/2019 at 10:42 pm

    Qualcomm’s next gen chip will be called the 865G.

  2. VBN

    05/07/2019 at 6:55 pm

    Dropping the jack is a deal breaker for me.

  3. eplipta

    06/27/2019 at 11:27 am

    One of the best features is actually its camera. I love its camera setup. Some of the specs also released on eplipta website.

  4. Tim Neeble

    07/17/2019 at 3:24 am

    Always have been a Samsung fan, gotta get it for sure. But they dropped earphone jack which is a huge disappointment for me. However, despite this, Samsung will be my first choice for sure.

  5. Scott

    07/29/2019 at 5:50 am

    Headphone jack is no issue, wireless is better and there is always alternative of usb c if you really need wired for some reason.

    Definitely getting S11 plus when its released and selling my S10 plus.

    • Michael

      08/21/2019 at 4:55 am

      I unlike you obviously use my note for what its designed for… business. Square readers use the phone jack. And for that i csnt forgive or forget it -.-

      • Sebastian

        09/27/2019 at 11:21 am

        Me too,I skipped note 10 because of no phone Jack

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