Samsung is thought for pushing smartphone pictures ahead, however one space the place it’s beginning to lag relative to the competitors is sensor measurement, with just a few telephones – such because the Xiaomi 13 Extremely – now having an enormous 1-inch digicam sensor, whereas Samsung sticks to a lot smaller ones.
A latest report even urged that the upcoming iPhone 15 Extremely would sport a sensor of virtually one inch, however now it appears Samsung may one-up Apple with a real 1-inch sensor of its personal.
That is in line with SamLover (opens in new tab), a website which claims to have discovered that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely will function a 1-inch sensor.
A sensor of this measurement would be capable to seize extra mild than we’re used to from Samsung’s telephones, permitting for a better dynamic vary (the distinction between the brightest and darkest elements of the picture), and proving notably useful in low-light situations.
It may have a noticeable impression on total picture high quality, and there is some proof to counsel the Galaxy S24 Extremely may actually get this part.
Fewer, higher cameras
As SamLover notes, earlier reviews have urged that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely can have simply three rear lenses, down from 4 on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely. Supposedly, one of many telephoto lenses can be eliminated, however the remaining one will be capable to optically zoom to a number of distances, doubtless making it nearly as good as or higher than two separate lenses.
Why is that related? Properly, a bigger sensor inevitably means the digicam that makes use of this may take up more room on the cellphone – area that Samsung may need made out there by eradicating a lens.
All that stated, we’d really say that is unlikely to occur. SamLover doesn’t have a lot of a observe report for leaks, and to date no different leakers have corroborated this declare.
Certainly, we’ve elsewhere heard that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely can have the identical 200MP sensor for its major digicam because the Galaxy S23 Extremely, and if it was going to have a 1-inch sensor, it will virtually actually be used for the principle digicam.
Samsung may nonetheless preserve its lead
Whereas we’re sadly skeptical of this 1-inch sensor declare, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Extremely is bound to nonetheless be a unbelievable digicam cellphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely at present sits on the high of our greatest digicam telephones record, and if rumors of a brand new variable-zoom lens are true, then we may see some notable enhancements to telephoto pictures.
Samsung is already forward of most rivals on that entrance, and this transformation would simply push it even additional into the lead.
Nonetheless, with speak of the iPhone 15 Extremely having not simply an virtually 1-inch sensor however a variable zoom lens of its personal, Samsung may face extra photographic competitors than it does most years.