Smartphone users might see an interesting development with the release of the Samsung Galaxy 11 next year as the phone is rumored to feature a camera sensor that is specifically designed for low light photography.
Like many smartphone manufacturers, current Samsung models feature “Bright Night,” a software-based feature that uses AI to stack multiple images to create a better exposed photograph. By contrast, this would be a dedicated low light camera on the back of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy 11. It’s said that Samsung is also working on a “Night Hyperlapse” mode for capturing low light time lapses.
This could mean that the back of the phone would feature a total of five cameras, one of which is said to pack a somewhat crazy 108 megapixels. It’s thought that this might also bring the ability to record video in 8K.
The rumor has emerged as a result of a trademark filing placed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office that was first spotted by Let’s Go Digital. It’s not clear as yet whether this technology will come to the Galaxy 11, but amateur astrophotographers will be excited to learn that smartphone camera manufacturers are focused on developing low light performance.
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