Samsung tipped to stick to its guns with the Galaxy S21 Ultra
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Following the release of the Galaxy Note 20 series two weeks ago, Samsung is already working on its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S21, and initial details of the top of the line model's camera have now surfaced.
According to popular tipster Ice Universe, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will sport a 108 MP camera. The Galaxy S20 Ultra was the first Samsung device to feature the company's own 108 MP, with the Note 20 Ultra also sharing similar hardware. Things aren't going to change with the S21 Ultra either, as it will also offer the high-res 108 MP camera.
While the S21 Ultra's main camera will clock in at 108 MP, the source claims it will be a new sensor; an update on the one used on the S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra—the ISOCELL Bright HMX. It's unknown what differences there will be between the new sensor and the HMX, however.
It's interesting to see Samsung stick to its guns with the 108 MP setup. Xiaomi debuted the 108 MP sensor on the Mi Note 10 last year but finally ditched it in favor of the 48 MP OmniVision OV48C on the Mi 10 Ultra. There are solid reasons for that, but it appears Samsung isn't looking to rock the boat too much.
Samsung's current 108 MP sensors are widely considered to be worse than its own 50 MP GN1 and the Sony IMX700 on the Huawei P40 Pro. That said, the implementation on the Note 20 Ultra appears to have solved most of the issues from the S20 Ultra, so it'll be interesting to see how the next-gen offering fares.
Galaxy S21 Ultra，Still 108MP, the sensor is the successor to HM1— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 19, 2020