Samsung's 64MP camera phone to be released sooner than we thought

Samsung's 64MP camera phone to be released sooner than we thought
Not long ago, Samsung announced a phone camera sensor that carries a record resolution of 64 MP. That's way more than the current ubiquitous 48MP Sony sensor that every Chinese maker seems to slap in their handsets these days.

Needless to say, more pixels don't equate a better picture per se, as they are usually made tinier to fit the count, and collect less light, all other things being equal. With the magic of pixel-binning, or combining information from several pixels into one, however, not only is the resulting photo file smaller in size, but also the snap itself is usually able to overcome the smallish pixel size.

We can imagine the amount of pixel-binning that will be happening with a 64MP sensor, resulting in a nice 16MP photo if four pixels get folded into one virtual like how the current 48MP sensors churn out perfectly usable 12MP shots.

What phone will Samsung use its new 64MP camera sensor in first, then? Well, one in the A-series, if the serial Samsung leakster Ice Universe is to be believed. Last month, they posted that "the international premiere of Samsung's 64MP sensor is in a mysterious model of the A series." Meanwhile, Xiaomi was also tipped to out a phone with 64MP sensor within its budget Redmi brand portfolio.

Samsung has apparently reopened its plans to equip an A-series model with a 64MP camera, claims Ice Universe today, and it is coming sooner than we thought, as soon as the summer whizzes by, and the fall crop is upon us.

What does Samsung's 64MP GW1 sensor with Tetracell technology offer besides high-res photos? Well, improved low-light performance, better highlights exposure for bright elements, even faster autofocus and improved HDR photography, nearing the perception of the human eye. The proof is in the pudding, i.e. the actual photos, though, and the first sample you see above is doing a good job with tricky components like clouds and reflections. 

The Indian-oriented brand Realme is expected to out the first phone with Samsung's high-res sensor next week, so we will have plenty of new samples to gawk at while we wait for the A-series phone with the same sensor



1. User123456789

Posts: 1201; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Purple sky like Apple.

3. oldskool50 unregistered

If that sky looks purple to you, then you need to get your eyes check. It is a somewhat darkened blue. Put that photo next to the real color purple. Like I said, go get your eye checked. Look @ this chart -​​r.html - If you think that sky looks anything like ANY of the colors in this chart, then you are colorblind and need your eyes checked or replaced. Based on this chart here -​html - The sky in the photo is closer to Royal Blue. Galaxy devices have taken far better pictures than the iPhone since the Galaxy S4.

4. User123456789

Posts: 1201; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I am 32 y.o and have lived in 6 different cities. Two of them in Europe and have never seen this tone of sky. Just in photos taken by iphones.

8. Gryffin

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2018

then get your eyes checked.

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Too much p0rn makes you go blind..

13. oldskool50 unregistered

Then yes you are most certainly blind. Because I have. The photo is obviously a bit over-saturated with color. But it is most certainly not purple. As far as your claim you have never seen a sky this color? HAH! You must have not been paying attention. The reason why the photo looks like a darker blue on the bottom, is because the water is reflecting the sky. FACT - If you stood on a beach on a clear day, as the water gets deeper, the water will show the reflection and as you get to deeper water, the tone of blue darkens until it goes black. Royal Blue can be seen in the sky or on the water in a situation like this. I have seen a royal blue sky in a situation where it was clear, and then a "front" will start to come in where it is about to rain, and as lighter clouds start to get heavy, the sky will turn to several darker shades of blue, until they reach the very dark clouds when its closer to about to rain. Then as the storm passes and the sun is about the come back out, the sky will gradually turn from dark back to blue and as it does, it goes from a dark shade to a lighter shade. Maybe you should just get out more. Most of the color tones on color charts can be seen in nature at some point. However your own eye may or may not be able to see certain tones and this is normal. I'm 50 y.o and I have lived in 4 cities and have traveled to a lot of cities and I have seen this color sky a many times. try looking up more vs looking at phone screens. But as I stated, the photo does have a bit of saturation; but it is not off by all that much.

2. oldskool50 unregistered

They should have put this on the Note for what it costs. This and the full display with no obstruction, I don't understand why they put it on another series first. Makes no sense whatsoever. Come on Sammy. A $1000 flagship should have the best stuff first. You are really starting to slack on the high end.

6. PartTimePhoner

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 03, 2019

They dont do it on S or Note series because they have to test it out first

14. oldskool50 unregistered

How does that make any difference? That's gonna happen regardless of what phone it ends up being in.

5. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If this is really better than what they have currently why wouldn't they use it on, I don't know, their flagships? Doesn't make much sense to put the best on mid-range devices unless it's all just for the numbers.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Because development of current flagship usually starts year or more prior to release schedule

9. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah that's a nice explanation and all but how much do you want to bet that the same exact sensor will not be present in either the Galaxy S11 or Note 11. Samsung could have very well saved this sensor for said flagships if they wanted to make a statement.

10. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

That's the same case with A80 using a 48mp sensor and the Note 10 missing it. It's just numbers on paper.

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sony is screwed.. not only with poor handset sales, but now Samsung will be making better sensors.. HAHAHAHAHA

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