There have been rumors in the past that the 2020 flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S11 might come with a 5x optical zoom lens. The rumor was more or less confirmed by Samsung which codenamed the Galaxy S11’s camera “Hubble”. The Galaxy S11 smartphone is codenamed “Picasso”.
The codename “Hubble” for the camera on the Galaxy S11 was leaked by GalaxyClub which assured that their source was reliable; however, the information isn’t confirmed and one should take it with a grain of salt. Hubble is a telescope that was sent to space to capture distant galaxies. Samsung is using the codename to point at the excellent zoom on the Galaxy S11. This is why the device is expected to have a zoom lens with a possible 5x optical zoom.
Galaxy S11 rumored to have 5x Zoom Lens
The device is also rumored to sport the 108 MP ISOCELL sensor which was developed by Samsung itself. The source didn’t provide any further information regarding the Galaxy S11. However, it mentioned that the ‘Hubble’ camera is going to be used in multiple devices in 2020 so the Galaxy S11 may just be one of the devices receiving a 5 times optical zoom lens.
The report suggests that some parts of the Hubble zoom lens will be designed by Samsung and there is no information about the other manufacturer.
There is also no confirmation if all of the devices in the Galaxy S11 lineup will have the 5x Zoom lens or just one of them like the S11 plus.
The rumors are all pointing towards a 5x optical zoom sensor in the upcoming flagship lineup of 2020. If Samsung provides a 5x Zoom lens along with the 108 MP primary shooter then the Galaxy S11 and its siblings will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market in 2020.
Galaxy S11 Release Date
The Galaxy S11 is expected to release around the second quarter of 2020. The rumors don’t point towards an exact date, but we will surely receive more information as we come closer to 2020. We assume that the Galaxy S11 series smartphones of 2020 will have a similar price tag as the Galaxy S10 devices released earlier this year.