If last year camera fashion on smartphones went wide-angle, this year we are looking at Zoom. Huawei has unveiled its 10x optical zoom and 30x hybrid zoom and 50x optical lens on the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung doesn't want to be outdone.
According to the information, Samsung is currently preparing a 5X zoom sensor for its upcoming smartphones. This lens will be able to give us more detail than those currently implemented when we want to focus on an object at a greater distance.
More zoom and less noise is the goal
Samsung wants more than just zooming in on your lens. The sensor will have a 5x magnification but the main objective will be to give us a less noisy photograph to make it happen. So far this kind of magic has appeared with Artificial Intelligence technology, but a zoom lens is far superior to any smartphone.
Hybrid zoom is a viable option
Although the lens is only 5x, Samsung may also opt for hybrid zoom. Just as Huawei has done on the Huawei P30 Pro with the possibility to increase 30x without much loss of image quality.
The South Korean company tries hard to beat Huawei in photographic quality, but we can see that it won't be an easy task. DxOMark, a private body that tests device cameras, has declared the Huawei P30 Pro to be the best camera on a smartphone. Already the best smartphone from Samsung is in second place with the model Galaxy S10 5G. Model not yet for sale in UK.
In order for us to find a Samsung device at the top of the list, which is on the market, we have to travel to seventh. Seat occupied by the Samsung Galaxy S10 +. Device that comes after OnePlus 7 Pro and even Huawei P20 Pro launched last year by the Chinese company.
When will we see this new sensor on a Samsung smartphone
It seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will be the mobile phone with such capabilities. Samsung often uses the Note to bring their latest news and we believe it is the right time.
Still, we must keep in mind that Samsung may (and should) sell this sensor to other manufacturers. Incidentally, this sensor is aiming to integrate the portfolio of Oppo and Huawei. It is nonetheless ironic.
But tell me your opinion. Do you consider it a plus to have zooming on the smartphone camera is one more feature you are paying more and you will use little?
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