Over the past few years, Samsung efforts in cameras have changed quite a bit, but nothing has helped them take the top spots away from Google, Apple and Huawei likes. Now, after just a few years, it seems Samsung Galaxy S20 is going to kill off the dual-aperture tech.
Dual-aperture cameras appeared first on Samsung Galaxy S9 and made specific appearances in the Samsung Galaxy S10 range, as well as Note 9 and Note 10. It even appeared in the Galaxy Fold.
To close and open the camera sensor, the technology used a mechanical shutter, allowing for more or less light. On the Samsung Galaxy S9 the camera could switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 automatically or manually.
That technology was a first for smartphones but Samsung is ready to say goodbye after just two generations of using it.
Max Weinbach, who has been responsible for some of the largest Samsung Galaxy S20 leaks so far, said in a tweet that the Samsung Galaxy S20 will not include dual aperture. Clearly, that doesn’t rule out the company ever using the tech again, but it seems unlikely that it will come back if Samsung doesn’t think it’s needed for the biggest release of the year for the company.
Importantly, some other major camera improvements are expected for the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will pack a 108MP camera with a 10x optical zoom lens, and more. Both models will also have some different hardware and software combinations to reach very crazy zoom levels.