“Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus is believed to pack a new 108MP sensor, which will be different than Samsung’s current 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX shooter”
The Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus could launch with an “exclusive custom” 108MP sensor, which will be better than the existing Samsung ISCOELL Bright HMX sensor. “The new sensor will be superior in quality and has a higher production cost,” per Ice Universe – which previously reported of the possibility of a new 108MP sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S11 series. This could mean that the sensor on Samsung’s upcoming flagship will offer some extra features. The sensor size of 1.3-inch, however, will be the same as the ISOCELL Bright HMX with 108MP resolution that the chaebol developed in collaboration with Xiaomi, according to the source.
The Galaxy S11+ uses a 1 / 1.3-inch 108MP Samsung exclusive custom sensor, which is superior in quality to ISOCELL Bright HMX and has a high cost.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 8, 2019
The other specifications of the custom 108MP sensor are vague at the moment. The existing 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor, meanwhile, features 0.8micron pixel size with ISOCELL Plus technology that is said to increase light sensitivity and colour fidelity for more accurate and clearer photos. It also supports 6K video recording, Smart ISO mechanism, and Tetracell technology that allows the sensor to imitate big-pixel sensors, producing bright and clear photos. The sensor has already debuted on a couple of Xiaomi smartphones, including Mi CC9 Pro Premium that ranks high on the camera benchmarking site DXOMark’s best camera phones list.
The Galaxy S11 series is expected to be the first of Samsung’s kind to sport a sensor with over 100 million pixels. The company is expected to back it up with an ultra-wide-angle lens, 5X optical zoom, and 3D ToF lens. The handset is also tipped to feature Deep Fusion-like technology (similar to iPhone 11 series) to further boost its camera performance.
Samsung Galaxy S11 specifications
As far as the other hardware specs are concerned, the Galaxy S11 series – consisting of Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11 Plus, and Galaxy S11e – will most likely be powered by Exynos 990/ Snapdragon 865 SoC that supports 120Hz screen refresh rate. The handsets will most likely feature a centre-aligned punch-hole display, just like the Galaxy Note 10 series, with HDR10+ support, QHD+ resolution, and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Software-wise, the S11 series will boot Android 9 Pie-based OneUI 2.0 out of the box. Lastly, the Galaxy S11 Plus will reportedly house a 5,000mAh battery with fast wired and wireless charging support.