Galaxy S11 Camera Setup May Be Able to Detect Motion Like Pixel 4, According to Latest Trademark
The alleged Samsung Galaxy S11 camera system is already creating a lot of hype as it is tipped to offer 5x optical zoom and unprecedented optics performance. If by chance, those things don’t excite you, a new trademark filing highlights the possibility of a Google Pixel 4-inspired addition to the Galaxy S11 camera specs.
Trademark Description for a Possible Galaxy S11 Camera Talks About a Dynamic Vision Sensor, or DVS
A lot of may know that the Pixel 4 uses radar technology to power a feature called Motion Sense. It lets you communicate with the phone using hand gestures, though the application is limited right now. Samsung recently filed an application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, reports the Dutch blog LetsGoDigital. Apparently, the South Korean giant wants to trademark something called ISOCELL-Motion. Going by the text, it’s apparent that this feature will detect motion. However, unlike Google, which uses radar to track movements, it appears Samsung will use an imaging sensor to do the same. As such, we can expect the technology to be a part of Galaxy S11 camera specs.
“Trademark description: Dynamic vision sensor (DVS) for object and motion detection; motion detection sensors; object detection sensors; camera image sensors for smartphones and tablets.”
Whether the Galaxy S11 camera will really benefit from a motion detecting feature remains to be seen. Sure, the idea sounds great and lets you do things like wake up the display, change the volume, or switch songs, it doesn’t seem to offer any real utility. LG has already balked on the idea and unless Google creates a public API for Motion Sense, we will never really get to see what else this technology has to offer.
Since Samsung’s motion gestures will supposedly be dependent on the Galaxy S11 camera, or the imaging system of whichever phone it’s available on, it will likely be more readily available than Google’s Motion Sense. That’s because radar depends on wave motion to detect objects and thus approval of regulatory bodies is required to make it available in different countries. Other than that, an imaging sensor-based implementation would also mean an additional unit will not be required. While that’s certainly nice, it still remains to be seen if consumers really want motion sense.
Is motion-sensing a feature that excites you and you’d be willing to pay extra money to see it on the Galaxy S11 camera? Let us know by commenting below.