Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may not get S20 Ultra’s 100x digital zoom feature
It looks like the 100x digital zoom feature is supposed to stay exclusive to Galaxy S20 Ultra this year.
Samsung became the first smartphone maker to introduce a 108-megapixel sensor in its flagship, Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone. It also got the ability to zoom in by 100x digitally, something that was not usual even with camera-centric smartphones that launched before. With the announcement of these features, came the obvious speculations and assumptions that at least the 108-megapixel sensor and 100x digital zooming will reach the Galaxy Note 20 flagship series as well. But it looks like the 100x digital zoom feature is supposed to stay exclusive to Galaxy S20 Ultra this year. As per a tipster Ice universe, the zooming functionality won't be included in the Galaxy Note 20.
Details are not yet known though but it is being assumed that Samsung might not be happy with the feature considering the feedback from reviews, so it may have decided to ditch it. However, on the brighter side, the Galaxy Note 20+ (Plus) will be including the 108-megapixel HM1 sensor along with a new sensor that will help it to solve the focus problem.
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Note20 series no longer retains 100X zoom function— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2020
Whatever might be the case with the Galaxy Note 20, Samsung is surely making some major strides in the camera sensor department. Recently it was reported that the company is working on a 600-megapixel camera sensor.
Yongin Park, EVP, Head of Sensor Business Team, System LSI Business, said in an article that human eyes "are said to match a resolution of around 500MP". And in comparison, most modern DSLR cameras and smartphone cameras offer 40MP and 12MP sensors. Thus the camera industry needs to go a long way to match human eyes. However, Park mentioned that Samsung is planning to develop camera sensors that have resolutions as high as 600MP.
The company even introduced its ISOCELL GN1 50-megapixel camera sensor yesterday that comes with large 1.2um-sized pixels and is the first to feature both Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies.
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