Samsung had recently introduced a 108MP camera sensor for smartphones dubbed as the ISOCELL Bright HMX. And there are already a few smartphones in the market featuring the new camera sensor from Samsung, like the Xiaomi Mi Note 9 and the Mi Mix Alpha.
Earlier leaks and rumours suggested that the same camera sensor will make its way into the brand’s upcoming Galaxy S11+ smartphone. However, there were soon reports suggesting that the Galaxy S11+ will have an upgraded 108MP sensor, different from the current HMX model.
Well, today we have the name of the alleged new camera module. According to the Twitter account IceUniverse, the 108MP camera sensor that will make its way into the Galaxy S11+ smartphone will be called the ISOCELL Bright HM1.
While the current 108MP sensor uses Tetracell technology, which combines four pixels into one for better lowlight photography, the HM1 is said to combine nine 0.8um pixels into one 2.4um pixel. This is said to improve lowlight imaging greatly.
Combining nine pixels into one will produce a 12MP image (108/9) with the upcoming 108MP camera sensor, instead of the 27MP image (108/4) you get from the current 108MP sensor, which combines four pixels into one.
Recently an alleged render image of the Galaxy S11+ was leaked, which revealed that the smartphone would have four cameras. While one of the four cameras is the primary 108MP sensor, the other three might be an ultrawide sensor, telephoto camera, and a 3D ToF sensor.
So far, we know that the Galaxy S11 series will feature three smartphones – the Galaxy S11e, Galaxy S11, and the Galaxy S11+. All three smartphones are rumored to feature 5G connectivity, punch-hole display, 8K video recording, and Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 chipset.
If Samsung’s smartphone launch history is anything to go by, the Galaxy S11 series should make its debut in February 2020. Since the expected launch period is only two months, you can expect the brand to announce the launch date soon.