Newer phones nearly always have better cameras, and we saw that with the impressive triple-camera array on the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it looks like the unconfirmed Samsung Galaxy S11 camera could blow its predecessors, and competition, out of the water.
In a post in its newsroom, Samsung announced today it has created two new camera sensors which are designed for smartphones – one 48MP, and another with a whopping 64MP resolution.
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However, if Samsung introduces its new sensor to future smartphones, your mobile device could take pictures of as high quality as a professional camera.
The technology to support pictures like this has been in phone processors for a while – Qualcomm recently admitted its Snapdragon 855 chipset can support pictures of up to 192MP, although camera sensors are still several years out from reaching that figure.
Which phones could have the sensors?
The next major Samsung smartphone we've been hearing about is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, however we expect to see that in the next few months, so it could be too late for Samsung to add these sensors to the phone this close to release.
After that, the most likely suspect for a 64MP sensor is the Samsung Galaxy S11 (or S20, if Samsung decides to follow typical phone naming conventions), which we'd expect to see in February 2020.
Saying that, we could see the sensors in an unexpected handset – we know Samsung is working on several foldable phones for after the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the company recently launched the Samsung Galaxy A80 with high-end camera specs.
So we could see the 48MP and 64MP sensors in a wide range of products – although we still think the flagship Samsung Galaxy S device is the most likely.
We'll likely find out sooner rather than later due to the competitive nature of the smartphone market, so stay tuned to TechRadar for all the latest phone news and reviews.