New Samsung trademark hints at Galaxy S9/S9+ camera improvements


Samsung earlier today unveiled the Exynos 9810 officially – the first true 9-series Exynos SoC that will power Samsung's flagship phones in 2018, in some markets, at least. Coincidentally, the South Korean tech giant also filed a new trademark in its home country today, that may very well hint at some of the camera improvements bound for its 2018 lineup.

The phrase “The Camera. Reimagined.” was trademarked by the company earlier today, giving us an early glimpse at some of the possible camera improvements for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and maybe even the Note 9 further down the line. But what does the announcement of the new Exynos chipset has to do with the camera capabilities of future Samsung phones? Well, in the official announcement of its new silicone, Samsung specifically touted some of its stand-out image processing capabilities, such as UHD video recording and playback at 120fps, vastly improved low-light performance, and accurate shallow depth-of-field simulation (a.k.a fake bokeh) at high resolutions, so there's a link between the two.


Furthermore, the trademark filing is accompanied by a promotional image, which, albeit not in its current form, may very well be used in promotional materials for Samsung's upcoming flagship phones. The image further outlines the Exynos 9810's advance image processing capabilities, touting the chipset's support for up to four image sensors, such as "dual camera in the rear along with a camera and iris scanner at the front." This lends further credibility to rumors that at least one of the two Galaxy S9 models may feature a dual-cam setup on the back.

The promotional image goes on to describe the chipset's powerful dual ISP (Image Signal Processor), its improved image processing algorithms, and its imaging sub-system that's responsible for partially handling demanding tasks such as image stabilization during UHD video recording, and real-time rendering of what Samsung is referring to as "out-of-focus photography," which basically means artificial "bokeh."

source: KIPRIS via SamMobile

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34 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

F/1.4 The low light Queen.

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

And daylight joke.. Same excess of brightness for photos and videos. Gray monuments and asphalt becomes almost white. And awful warm colors. Green, white and gray are green, white and grey. Not yellowish

3. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's why exist algorithms and dedicated image processors.

4. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

There always some compromises ...the S8 is the best cameraphone in 2017.

8. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

Either you don't follow news or watch comparisons or you're a blind fanboy. The best camera phone in 2017 was the pixel followed by iPhone X.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I will give you the Pixel, it takes great photos. As for the X, it and the s8 , s8+ and note 8 are pretty much equal. One is better at one thing then other and vice versa, but they all take very good photos.

31. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

No, sissy. The X camera is literally better and rated higher than the S8, S8+, and Note 8. 1. Pixel 2 2. iPhone X 3. Samsung and others Stop lying.

15. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not even hdr for front camera. Selfies are overexposed, wrong WB, photos get noisier when SS is 1/4s or slower compared to 1/10s. Improvement over s6 is not even 5%

5. umaru-chan

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

LMAO. No matter what their Queen camera wouldn't be able to defeat pixel camera.

13. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Pixel fanboy can get lost now! Samsung is king in camera department for years. Google is a bad example for challenging an enormous company like Samsung when they don't have experience in hardware. Look at their Pixel 2 lines up are a total flop and they even drop the price pretty fast.

26. umaru-chan

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Aren't you that racist POS hallyu who got ban from here? Phonearena ban you yet you still come back. LMAO, Samsung trashes really don't have slightest amount of dignity.

14. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Yup. Pixel 2 XL destroys every camera on the market and it's not even close. Sammy fanboys are butthurt. Nothing new.

19. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Actually, it is VERY close in every day use. I own both the Note 8 and the Pixel 2, and in most situations, my Note is my go to.

20. So-min

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 07, 2017

Ugly Pixfail fanboy is still in denial? Funny how the Galaxy outsells your Pixfail 2 by 100 000/1. Go cry somewhere else, pathetic fanboy. Oh, and have they fixed the screen issue yet.

25. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Grow up, kid.

33. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Oh God you're a cancer in phonearena

24. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It doesn't destroy all others, I do agree that it does take a little better photos then ALL the others. but ALL the others take very good pics also. I would be happy with any camera on any flagship phone now days.

7. sme4192

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 30, 2017

variable aperture

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

So according to that logic a DSLR with an f/1.4 lens is useless in daylight?

17. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

DSLR has big sensors, at least 5 times bigger than smartphones. Most of lenses are f2.8 - f5.5

10. peace247 unregistered

Are u really that stupid @humanoid? U know electronic shutters can do 1/30000 secs. F1.4 will not change anything in daylig(except more oof background)

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Tell me why photos are brighter than the real scene? All phones with f1.8 or 1.7 have this issue. It is not seen on s6 with f1.9. What about videos? You cant prevent excess of light.

18. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Brightness can be adjusted easily in the settings. So no, you don't necessarily suffer from over bright scene in daylight .

27. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Auto mode of Sony has issues with high ISO in low light. Same way Auto Mode of Samsung have wrong exposure and WB.

22. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You can adjust image in daylight, shooting by default in HDR, underexpose every shot taken ( 4-10 shots) and then superimpose the result accordingly. That's what Google does. Why are you insisting it can't be adjusted?

29. Tipsy.trex

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

Samsung has that $2000 flip phone in china that debuted a variable aperture system, it can switch between F/1.5 and F/2.4. Presumably the same thing will be in place here

34. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

I hope variable aperture would make a comeback on smartphones like on Nokia N86

12. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

In ideal lighting my Note 5 takes better picutres then my S8 and Note 8. Lets hope Samsung can find a better compromise for all situations.

21. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Whatever happened to Samsung enabling 60fps 4K for the Note 8? And matching Sony's 960fps slow motion?

30. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Snapdragon version cant, why would enable one version only? 960fps HD is heavier task than 4K 60fps, without DRAM is impossible. Too much data.

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