There are still a few months until the Samsung Galaxy S21 (or perhaps Galaxy S30) is officially presented by the Korean giant, but despite this, and as it is already quite common in this sector, we are already receiving some leaks that tell us what, perhaps, we will find when the device sees the light for the first time. Something that will happen sometime in the first quarter of 2021, possibly it will be presented in February and commercialized in March.
If there is a component of smartphones that has only grown in prominence for a few generations now, without a doubt it is the main camera they have. Gone are the times when their objective was to take portraits of our contacts so that they would be displayed on the screen when they called us (I still remember the 640 × 480 photos of my Nokia 7650), take some very basic image and little else, practically nothing else.
Today the camera is a key element for many users when choosing one smartphone or another, and manufacturers continue to make them more complex every day. It is no longer just a matter of sensor resolution, now we are talking about sets of various optics and sensorsFrom the increasingly popular ToF to the LiDAR that the iPhone 12 Pro will presumably haveEvery day I am less clear if we are talking about cell phones with a camera or, on the contrary, a camera with a phone. And the future Samsung Galaxy S21 could go one step further in that regard.
And it is that, according to publish today Wccftecth, Samsung would like, with the Galaxy S21, to go a step beyond the 100x zoom of the Galaxy S20. So though would keep the quad camera format, but with substantial changes in the same. The first would be the use of two telephoto lenses (long-range lenses) that, combined, will allow to improve the zoom level without, for this, having to resort to basic interpolation techniques that, in many cases, completely ruin the final result.
In theory, instead of using a 150 megapixel main sensor, the Galaxy S21 would opt for a matrix composed of four sensors, including a wide angle, and doubts arise here, because some sources suggest that it would be 12 megapixels, while other voices point to a much higher resolution, of no less than 108 megapixels. What the sources do agree on is that we would be talking about a main camera with a resolution of 180 megapixels, from the combination of telephoto lenses, the wide angle and a fourth 10 megapixel element responsible for the 3x optical zoom.
On paper, it certainly looks like a very complex development in innovation. So much so that, just by itself, it could already serve to justify the jump from the S20 to the Galaxy S21 without other major improvements, as we already predicted a few weeks ago.