Shortly after Samsung announced a new 64MP camera sensor that could appear in next year's Galaxy S11, the hope that the sensor would come to the Galaxy Note 10 later this year was interrupted by a renowned Samsung device speaker.
"To be sure, Samsung Note10 does not use 64 MP CMOS," tweeted @UniverseIcebut also noting: "This is not necessarily a bad thing."
The new 64MP camera sensor appeared next to a 48MP sensor in a Samsung Newsroom post on 9 May and expanded the company's range of sensors with pixels of 0.8 microns. Both are expected to go into mass production in the second half of 2019.
New camera technology is absolutely exciting for anyone looking for the next best camera phone. And with new Samsung flagships that often raise the bar for smartphone cameras ' s, increased expectations for the Galaxy Note 10 are only natural, especially in the wake of the new sensor news. But if @UniverseIce is right, which seems plausible, it might not be so bad for the Galaxy Note 10.
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Because megapixels only count for so much
Since Samsung itself has said that mass production of the 64MP and 48MP sensors is not expected until the second half of the year, it seems a challenge to include them in the Galaxy Note 10. With the launch of that phone expected in the late summer, the window between the mass production of the sensors and the launch of the phone would be incredibly small.
But the Galaxy Note 10 camera can be a good one even without the specified sensor. First, megapixels are not the whole story, because pixel size can play a role in how well a sensor handles low-light environments.
The 0.8-micron pixels in these new sensors are smaller than the pixels found in many best-in-class smartphone cameras, such as the 12.2MP camera of the Pixel 3, which has 1.4-micron pixels .
Samsung has done a good job with the 1,22-micron pixels in the main camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and can probably make something better with the Galaxy Note 10 without the 64MP sensor.
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