Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly feature a penta-camera array with a 150MP primary sensor
Although the Galaxy S21 is a long time coming, several tidbits of information about it have popped up online. One rumor states that Samsung will reportedly ship the selfie camera with OIS. Another one says that it might feature an AMD GPU. We now have more information on what Samsung has in mind for the Galaxy S21's rear cameras.
According to a post on South Korean tech forums Clien, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a Penta-camera array. There'll be a 150MP sensor assisted by a 64MP telephoto lens, a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP macro lens, and a ToF sensor for depth measurement. Samsung is testing two prototypes of the camera array, one of which has OIS on the primary sensor, telephoto, and wide-angle lens, and another one where it moves the wide-angle lens' OIS capabilities to the selfie camera.
A few weeks ago, Samsung announced that it is working on high-resolution sensors -as high as 600MP-so a 150MP lens seems par for the course. Another notable addition will be Laser Autofocus, something that has been missing from Samsung flagships for quite some time. A pinch of salt is in order, considering that these are merely forum posts and do not point towards anything concrete. For all we know, Samsung could scrap the idea altogether and come up with a newer (and hopefully better) camera configuration.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra, for all intents and purposes, was a colossal failure, and it is imperative that Samsung does better with its successor. A redesigned camera array (one that doesn't crack) and AMD's Radeon GPU might be enough to regain the market's trust. In the meanwhile, we have a Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 that should keep us busy.