More than a month ago Samsung presented the Galaxy S21 in Spain. Of the three models, the most striking was the S21 Ultra, a mobile phone that has surprised us in every way at a photographic level.
Beyond its main 108 Mpx Isocell HM3 sensor, one of the key factors of the S21 Ultra is its capabilities to take zoomed photographs, with two cameras that allow us to achieve a 3x and 10x optical zoom. This last camera will no longer be exclusive to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and we could see it in competing models.
The telescopic camera of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be able to reach other mobiles
Samsung has not been far from the first company to implement periscope technology (Huawei and Oppo were ahead a year with the P30 Pro and Reno 10X Zoom) but their technology may be the most interesting of the 3, and we are not referring to the results of it precisely.
While Huawei and Oppo reserved the technology for their flagship phones, Samsung is also a manufacturer of electronic components. Samsung Electro-Mechanics has confirmed that they have started mass manufacturing of a new 10x sensor which they hope to be able to sell to other manufacturers soon.
The South Korean manufacturer aims for this camera to integrate it into mobile devices, so it is to be expected that in the coming months we will see more and more mobiles with this impressive telephoto lens in rival companies such as Xiaomi or Motorola.
Beyond mobile devices, another field in which we would see this sensor implemented would be in the automotive area.
Does it make sense to incorporate 10x cameras in a car if you are not taking pictures? Perhaps in traditional driving it does not make much sense, but for autonomous vehicles being able to capture images from so far away can make the difference to have a better reaction time.
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