If you are thinking that Samsung is going for 100x digital zoom and this is fake news then you might be wrong because it is true. Yes you heard it correct Samsung is not planning but they have started and completed this task and their final outcome i.e. Samsung Galaxy S 20 is ready to sell, now the company is planning to start the sale from March 2020. Samsung is a company which likes to innovate and sets a new bar every time with their products.
This time the company is all set with Galaxy S20 whose main highlight is the camera sensor which is incredible, it is a 108MP wide-angle camera. This is their primary camera sensor, still, the company has not mentioned anything about the Galaxy S20 on their official website. Still, there are numerous speculations all around the web and some renders are also been leaked which showcase the new camera set up by Samsung.
Basically, according to render, there is a triple camera setup and a flash. It is assumed that one is the primary camera and another two cameras are telephoto and ultra-wide. Even there is another camera module which says that 100x digital zoom. Tech enthusiastic have gone crazy after seeing this image, with this new feature Samsung is setting a new bar for their contender. One of the strong contenders of Samsung is mostly Chinese companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, VIVO etc.
How Samsung is Proving Itself
In this tech world, only two platforms are operating successfully which is Android and iOS. One of the world’s most used and successful platform is the iOS that is owned by Apple in which entire research and development are conducted by Apple and it is operational on iPhone only. Another platform which is widely used is Android, this operating system is developed and still maintained by Google. Actually in comparison to iOS, Android has a wide range of users all around the world. Therefore Samsung produces many devices for every price segment hence there reach to customers increases drastically.
Samsung always goes for change the company also initiates new technology every time for eg: infinity display 19:9 which was introduced by Samsung for the first time. Now the entire industry is shifting to folding phones and the concept of folding phones was introduced by Samsung. All in all, Samsung is dominating the entire mobile market. One of the most amazing about the company is that they never copied the technology or concept from Apple. Other companies always copy the design and features through Apple. However, Samsung relies on there research and development.
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What You Need To Know
With the leaked image on the internet which shows that Samsung is going for 100x digital zoom with there new Galaxy S20. So one of the most important elements that you should know is that Samsung is providing a digital zoom with this phone. one of the major difference lies here only, with the introduction to 100x digital zoom Samsung might play a marketing gimmick. This is because the company is selling you a digital zoom, not an optical zoom, so to understand properly, first of all, you need to understand what is the basic difference between these two zooms.
It is easier to give a digital zoom in a camera because the digital zoom is entirely based on software whereas optical zoom is not dependent on software, it totally relies on installed hardware. Hence in digital zoom, the software enlarges the images and fills the pixel according to it, basically, the software guesses that in the image pixel should be kept where. It is not 100% accurate that’s why many images come out blurry and the details are lost when the digital zoom is used.
Whereas in an optical zoom there is no problem while zooming, image quality is always retained. It means that there is no loss of picture quality, here the process works similarly like a digital camera. So if Samsung had given optical zoom then it would be great.
Is 100x Digital Zoom A Gimmick?
2019 was a year of gimmick trends there were many new technologies that were introduced in the tech world but only a few of them were really amazing and useful. Most of the features were just gimmick like a recently independent company introduced 960fps slow-motion feature on their camera which was totally a trick to attain popularity for there products. Similarly, another company, which always claims that their camera sensor can capture high-quality images but they never did. So there are many companies who launch their device with such type of gimmicks.
It is not correct to say that whether 100x digital zoom is a gimmick or reality, unless & until it is launched or we put a review on it. Another thing is that Samsung is not focusing or marketing on its 5G model. Galaxy S20 will be launched in different version Galaxy S20, S20+ & S20 5G Ultra phone. They should also promote the 5G model, as now 5G is a huge revolution and it will also promote the phone in a positive manner.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
|Display||6.9 inches, 114.9 cm2
1440 x 3200 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
|OS||Android 10.0; One UI 2|
|Processor||Exynos 990 - Global
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 - USA
128GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
|Rear Camera||108 MP, (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
48 MP, (telephoto), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
12 MP, (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady video
TOF 3D camera
|Front Camera||40 MP, Dual Pixel PDAF
Dual video call, Auto-HDR
|Sound||Yes, with stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos sound
Tuned by AKG
|Sensor||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||5000 mAh battery
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
The launch of the phone will be in San Fransisco on 11 February. Let’s see what Samsung will unveil next month, according to news the shipment of the phone will start from March 2020. However, we will find out what Samsung will bring for there loyal users. For more tech-related stuff always check Cell Opera.