Here’s the Camera Sensor That’s Expected to Produce Rich Images When Shot From the Galaxy S8
For the moment, we know that a 12MP rear shooter is going to be present on both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Apart from the fact that a rumor states that both devices will be able to record slow-motion videos at 1000 frames per second, there is nothing concrete to go around right now. Right now, the latest rumor has popped up, stating that Galaxy S8 will be armed with Sony’s latest camera sensor, so can you guess the name of that important piece of hardware?
Rumor Suggests That the Galaxy S8 Will Feature a Sony Exmor IMX333 Sensor – Should Outperform the Upcoming Flagship’s Predecessor
From Twitter, a Chinese leakster has laid out a considerably large image stating that the upcoming smartphone is going to feature a Sony camera sensor. Sony currently holds the largest market share for camera sensors in smartphones so it is no surprise that Samsung tapped the manufacturer for the very best hardware. Samsung also manufacturers camera sensors, but its market share is nothing compared to Sony.
Time will tell how the camera sensor will perform in the Galaxy S8. If the sensor is large enough, then more light will be able to get captured by this sensor, resulting in improved performance in low-light environments. The aperture of the camera lens has not been detailed, but we are under the impression that Samsung will retain it at f/1.7. Even though there is not a dual-camera expected on the phone, the wide aperture will result in heavily improved image and video quality.
Galaxy S8（Snapdragon835） CMOS： SONY IMX333 pic.twitter.com/5OZbXsOKZ5
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It is not just the hardware magic that is involved in this complex equation, but the software bits also play a crucial role. We expect that the software will not compress the image and video to the point where the quality will be severely degraded, but we want to see RAW image and video support. Both phones are expected to come with 64GB of onboard storage as well as microSD storage card expansion so you will have ample storage on your hands to start your image and video capturing spree.
What sort of improvements are you expecting from the Galaxy S8 cameras? Let us know right away.