Patent filing points towards a Samsung-made ToF sensor for the Galaxy S21 (S30)
The chaebol apparently had a couple of reasons for removing the camera from the Note 20 series. Firstly, the company seemingly doesn't think the sensor serves a meaningful purpose at the moment.
Secondly, it presumably believes its ToF sensor is not at par with Apple's version that you see on the iPad Pro. It will likely be found on the upcoming iPhone 12 as well.
Sony is to be blamed partially here if the report is to go by. Apparently, Apple has hogged the superior variety, which gives its ToF sensor a better range.
This fueled rumors that the Galaxy S21 won't have a ToF sensor either, but a document filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) suggests Samsung is working on its own 3D ToF sensor called ISOCELL Vizion.
One of the applications of the unit is facial recognition, which means Samsung might place it on the front of its upcoming phones as well.
ISOCELL Vizion could alternatively make a debut with the Galaxy Note 21
The news comes on the heel of a rumor which claims Samsung wants to expand camera module production significantly in 2021 to reduce its reliance on third-party assemblers and suppliers.
Per an earlier report, the highest-end Galaxy S21 model will feature a 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle unit, and two telephoto modules with different zooming capabilities. As for the ISOCELL Vizion sensor, there is a greater likelihood we will see it on Galaxy Note 20's successor.
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