The Galaxy S11 will be Samsung’s first flagship smartphone that will go on sale in early 2020 and even though we’re still a few months away from the release date, rumors have already started doing the rounds, suggesting that the Galaxy S11 smartphone will be equipped with a lot of useful camera features. Some are also saying that Samsung will rely heavily upon the upcoming Galaxy S11 to re-claim the camera supremacy that it has recently lost to Apple and Google.
It turns out that all those rumors are true — Samsung is working towards introducing a lot of interesting changes to the camera of the S11 and thanks to XDA’s APK teardown of the camera app, we now know exactly what Samsung is currently working on.
It’s found that support for 8K video recording has been added in the One UI 2.0 beta 4 update. This isn’t surprising given the fact that the latest Exynos 990 SoC from Samsung has support for 8K@30fps video.
In order for a camera to capture higher pixels, the camera must have a higher pixel count and keeping that in mind, Samsung is planning a huge 108MP camera sensor, most probably for its upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphone. This buttresses our previous claim, where we said that there is a high degree of probability that the Galaxy S11 will use a 108MP image sensor.
In the APK teardown, there was a reference to a 20:9 aspect ratio and this too, goes in line with what we said about the aspect ratio of the upcoming Galaxy S11.
While the APK teardown didn’t talk anything about the device on which these new features will be made available, similarities between what we’ve been hearing about the S11 for a few months and what we’ve heard just now are a strong indication that these features are going to come to the upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphone first.
The Galaxy S11 is expected to be Samsung’s first flagship smartphone of the year 2020 and as usual, the expectation is also quite high.