Reportedly, Samsung is working on a 18-24MP camera featuring 1/1.7″ sensor and f/1.4 lens

Needless to say, all major smartphone manufacturers are working tirelessly in their smartphone’s camera department. Similar is the case with the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung. The South Korean company has already amazed us with phenomenal camera performance of their Galaxy S6 series and now the recently released Galaxy S7 series. However, apparently, the company is still striving to develop a CMOS camera sensor which will further enhance the photography experience. On the other hand, some of the giants have moved to dual camera systems in their flagship, reportedly other might soon join the list.

As mentioned earlier, rumors suggest that Samsung is striving to develop a CMOS camera sensor which will feature a ridiculously large 1/1.7 inch sensor with f/1.4 aperture. To put that into perspective, Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, sports a 12 megapixel camera with 1/2.5 inch sensor. Apart from that, it is being rumors that the new CMOS sensor might be able to provide pixel count up to 18 and 24 megapixels.

Let’s have a look at what this new camera might be capable of doing. For starter, larger sensor means more light can be collected, which would theoretically result in less noisy and more detailed images. Similarly, a larger sensor will be able to grab considerable light to provide an enhanced photography experience in low-light surroundings. However it must be noted that it might be real challenge for Samsung to include a large camera in their smartphone without compromising its thickness. In the images attached below, you can observe the difference of specifications between Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with Samsung sensor and S7 edge with Sony camera sensor.

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Alternatively, some other smartphone manufacturers also have introduced a large sensor size in their respective models. For instance, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 comes with 1″ sensor size, Nokia Pureview 808 with 1/1.2″ sensor size and the Nokia Lumia 1020 features 1/1.5″ sensor size.


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