In keeping with a current leak, Samsung may combine a 108 MP lens within the digital camera module of its upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4. Samsung’s foldable smartphone may due to this fact profit from the identical digital camera module because the Galaxy S22 Extremely. However is that this actually excellent news?
This rumor was began by leaker Dohyun Kim on Twitter in early April, however was solely lately picked up en masse by the tech press. The tweet could be very sketchy and solely mentions “Galaxy Z Fold4 108MP Digital camera”, nothing extra. We would as effectively say that the substance nor the supply of this leak doesn’t break three legs to a Ming Ching Kuo.
However then one other leaker nicknamed chunvn8888 explains, in response to Dohyun Kim’s publish, that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 will profit from the identical photograph setup because the Galaxy S22 Extremely, aside from the periscope sensor. In different phrases, the 108 MP lens can be the Samsung Isocell HM3. This lens relies on a sensor with a floor of 1/1.33″ and pixels of 0.8 µm.
The Samsung Isocell HM3 additionally options 9-in-1 pixel binning to scale back the definition of photographs to mix the sunshine perceived by adjoining pixels (the pixels are then de facto 2.4 µm). With Isocell 2.0 know-how, the HM3 sensor can dynamically redefine the perform of every pixel to adapt to totally different gentle situations and likewise has a brilliant sampling perform to mix pixels from a number of photographs to scale back noise.
In any case, on paper, it is a clear enchancment over the Galaxy Z Fold 3‘s 12+12+12 MP triple digital camera module, which was getting previous. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely, which includes this lens, did very effectively in our final photograph blind check, so all that continues to be is to see how Samsung will discover the house to accommodate this bigger sensor in its subsequent foldable smartphone.
Do you assume the Galaxy Z Fold 4 deserves a photograph improve over the earlier technology? Or did the traditional 3×12 MP combo appear fairly sufficient? And does this type of element matter in any respect on a smartphone that nearly nobody will be capable to afford anyway?