Samsung Galaxy S11 Will Come with 108MP Camera, 5x Optical Zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S11 has already leaked in renders and today, Bloomberg has shed some more light on the phone’s specifications.

Samsung is expected to drastically improve the camera performance of the Galaxy S11 to ensure it not only beats the iPhone 11 Pro but also leapfrogs the competition from Huawei.

The report details that Samsung intends to use a 108MP primary camera on the Galaxy S11 next year. This will be in addition to three more camera sensors at the rear which includes an ultra-wide angle shooter and a 5x optical zoom sensor. There will also be a ToF sensor as already seen on the Galaxy Note 10+ this year.

Like the iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung currently offers a triple-camera system on the Galaxy S10 and S10+. All three sensors have a 12MP resolution, with one of them offering an ultra-wide angle field of view and another one offering 2x telephoto zoom.

The report says that the 108MP camera and the 5x telephoto sensor will also make its way to a foldable clamshell device that Samsung intends to launch alongside the Galaxy S11 in February.

The 5x sensor has been developed by one of Samsung’s own affiliates, the Samsung Electro-Mechanics C. The company started production of the module earlier this year.

We have already seen a 5x or even 10x optical zoom module show up on devices from Chinese OEMs like Oppo and Huawei. A previously leaked render of the Galaxy S11 has shown how the penta-camera setup of the device will look like.

Our Take

It will be interesting to see what the primary 108MP camera sensor of the Galaxy S11 is able to achieve. Apart from the higher resolution, the sensor itself is going to be noticeably bigger which should give it an edge in low-light scenarios and in terms of dynamic range.

[Via Bloomberg]