Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S21 series tomorrow, and all the devices in the series are set to feature high-end specs. However, the most advanced smartphone features such as Wi-Fi 6E and the 108MP camera are reserved for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is now being rumored that the highest-end device in the series will also feature the world’s most advanced smartphone zoom camera.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra reportedly features two telephoto cameras (3x zoom and 10x zoom) on the rear. According to @UniverseIce, the 10x zoom camera will feature a best-in-class 10MP sensor with 1.22µm pixels, a relatively larger aperture, and dual-pixel autofocus. This would result in brighter, clearer, and sharper images compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Apparently, the periscope lens system that is used to achieve a 10x zoom needs to refract light only twice. In comparison, periscope lens solutions for telephoto cameras on other smartphones require up to five refractions. Fewer refractions mean relatively higher image quality, and that could mean that the Galaxy S21 Ultra could have the best smartphone telephoto camera in the industry.
Galaxy S21 Ultra camera specs
Samsung’s upcoming top-of-the-line smartphone will have a quad-camera setup at the rear, featuring a 108MP wide-angle camera with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom. The phone can record 8K 30fps videos and 4K 60fps videos with HDR10+. It is also rumored to feature a 40MP selfie camera with 4K video recording.