The nest S series flagships from Samsung are just a couple of months away from being released. Rumors on the device, which had laid low for some time, are back centerstage. As usual, tipster Ice Universe has taken to Twitter to leave some hints on the camera section of the Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus. The idea that the new flagship from the South Korean company will be sport a 108MP primary shooter has been around for some time. What Ice Universe has now revealed in the tweet is that the new device will feature a unique technology that will enable the users to click excellent pictures even in low-light conditions.
Higher Megapixel Resolution Negated by Merging the Image
The normal understanding in photography is that as you pack large amounts of pixels into a small camera as fitted on the smartphones, the individual pixel sizes would be reduced restraining their ability to attract and reflect more light. This handicap is now being neutralized by Samsung by compartmentalizing the 108 megapixels into nine pockets of 12MP each and then merging the image into one. This has been explained by Ice Universe in the tweet, which mentions “S11+，108MP，9→1，12MP/2.4μm”.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 15, 2019
It is, therefore, possible for the user to click photos using the Samsung Galaxy S11 even in low light conditions and still manage to get a good quality photograph. The regular image editing features and technology will be there to support this.
Other Key Features Rumored
There are other aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S11 and the other models to be launched with it in the first quarter of 2020. One relates to the processor. There appears to be little doubt that the chipset will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the latest one from the US chipmaker.
What is significant in the new set of rumors is that Samsung may choose to use the Qualcomm processor for more markets that it has been doing. To clarify, Samsung always fits its inhouse Exynos chipsets in all its mobile devices and prefers to sell in its home market in South Korea and some of the price-sensitive markets with this processor.
For the developed markets like the US and Europe, it is usually the Qualcomm processor, though phones with Exynos processors are also made available in these countries. The company may want to use the processor and the camera advancements as key selling points in notching up higher volumes in as many markets as possible.
There is a rumor that the launch event may be held on February 18.