Rumours Mill: Samsung is Working on an 18 to 24 MP Camera


Samsung’s smartphones have rarely disappointed us. The camera performance of its devices has also been sub par. The company has been on top of its game in the photography department. This has been proved by the recent Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge duo. Samsung’s other devices like the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 also stay true to this. According to rumours, the company is not planning to slow down in this department. The upcoming devices will feature an even more upgraded camera according to recent rumours.

The tech giant is trying to develop a CMOS camera sensor. The sensor will  be larger and around 1/1.7”. It will feature a wide lens with f/1.4 aperture. The current Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feature smaller, 1/2.5″ Samsung and Sony sensors so the larger aperture is a notable upgrade.

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When it comes to megapixels, rumours indicate that Samsung’s new camera could be able to take pictures with a pixel count anywhere between 18 and 24MP. A rather notable far cry from the 12 MP camera sensor that is in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

The benefit of a larger camera sensor would be that it can capture way more light information than a smaller one. As a result, The larger camera sensor will allow the smartphone to produce more detailed images. The pictures will also be less noisy and will have a better dynamic range than the devices with a smaller camera sensor. The large camera sensor will also perform a lot better in low-light.

The only downside of the large camera sensor is that it might be difficult to fit it in the smartphones considering that devices these days are getting thinner and more crammed up. Samsung won’t be the first to introduce large sensors on its device. There are a few devices  like the Panasonic Lumix CM1  with 1″ sensor size, Nokia Pureview 808  with 1/1.2″ sensor size , and the Nokia Lumia 1020 1/1.5″ sensor size available in the market. Furthermore, there are also rumours that  Samsung is developing a new 1/2.3″ camera sensor as well.

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The rumour mill has gotten us pretty excited for the upcoming Samsung devices. We are hoping that the company will introduce its large camera sensor  in its future top-shelf devices like the Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy S8. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.