Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera Technologies : What’s New?

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 introduces a brand new camera system, with new high-resolution sensors and a new Space Zoom technology.

Let’s take a look at the new camera technologies that Samsung just introduced in their Galaxy S20 family of smartphones!


Samsung Galaxy S20 Super Resolution : 108MP / 64MP

The Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones come with new super resolution sensors :

These super high resolution sensors allow you to zoom in, and crop a section you want, without losing any detail in that picture!

Samsung did not just increase the number of pixels on their sensors, they also greatly increased the sensor size. This increases the amount of light each pixel receives, so that they will deliver better image quality, even in low-light conditions.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera : 108MP Sensor Modes

The 108MP sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can switch between two modes – Nona-Binning and Re-Mosaic.

Nona-Binning for better low-light performance

Also known as 3×3 binning, nona-binning merges nine pixels into one.

This gives you a 12 MP picture instead of a 108 MP picture, but each pixel will receive 9X more light for much better clarity in low-light conditions!

Re-Mosaic for more detailed images

This is the default mode when there is good lighting.

The Re-Mosaic algorithm remaps the pixels into a conventional RGB pattern to produce more details in the image.


Samsung Galaxy S20 Camera : Space Zoom Technology

The Samsung Space Zoom Technology combines their new Hybrid Optic Zoom, with AI multi-frame processing enhancements to give you incredible zoom ranges.

  • Hybrid Optic Zoom : longer zoom range by cropping their new super resolution sensor, and pairing it with new zoom lens
  • AI Multi-Frame Processing : better image quality of digitally-zoomed images through AI algorithms

The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ both offer 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom, with 30x Space Zoom.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra, on the other hand, offers 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom, with 100x Space Zoom!


Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera : Folded Lens + 48MP Sensor

We should give a special mention to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which combines a folded lens design and a 48 MP sensor to deliver 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom.

That can be extended to 100X using AI multi-frame processing, which reduces hand shaking and quality loss at such high zoom levels.

Dual-Mode 48MP Sensor

The telephoto camera on the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 48MP sensor, which switches between tetra-binning and re-mosaic modes, depending on the shooting conditions and zoom ratio.

Its tetra-binning mode combines 4 pixels into 1 for significantly better low-light performance.

Its re-mosaic mode rearranges the RGB pixels, allowing for a sensor crop to deliver the 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom.

Folded Lens

The folded lens design allows the Galaxy S20 Ultra to deliver a wider zoom range into a very limited space. The lens lays flat, and is positioned at the bottom of the camera.

Light from the aperture is redirected by a prism into the lens, refracting at a 90-degree angle to increase the focal length.


Samsung Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra : Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S20 family of smartphones will be available for sale starting 6 March 2020 across Malaysia.


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