Xiaomi recently teased a new smartphone containing Samsung’s new 108-megapixel sensor, the Xiomi Mi Mix Alpha, although this phone won’t be going into mass production, and it’s not quite ready for release yet anyway. But now they’ve gone and announced the CC9 Pro, which also features the 108-megapixel sensor and is now already for sale in China.
Although Samsung isn’t the first to embed their own 108-megapixel sensor inside one of their phones, they may prove to produce the best implementation. That implementation is said to be coming in the Samsung Galaxy S11 flagship phone to be announced next year. And not only that, but it will also see a second camera with a 5x optical periscope-style telephoto lens.
First announced in May, Samsung’s 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor sounded pretty impressive. In July, Xiaomi teased a new camera that would feature this pretty insane sensor, as did Indian smartphone company, Realme.
It looks like Xiaomi has beaten them to the finish line, though. They have now announced the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, the world’s first smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera.
After the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, Apple’s smartphone presence just grew and grew, ultimately becoming the top dog in the market. But last year, Samsung knocked Apple from their throne to become the world’s most popular smartphone brand.
This year, findings published by IHS Markit shows that Apple has now also been overtaken by Huawei and Oppo, dropping Apple down into 4th place.
Teased by Xiaomi just a few days ago for their upcoming Mi Mix 4 smartphone, Samsung has now officially announced its new 108-megapixel ISOCELL sensor. This marks the first smartphone sensor to go beyond 100-megapixels, replacing Samsung’s 64-megapixel sensor announced in May, as their highest resolution smartphone sensor.
Samsung’s ads, for years, have often been trolling at the expense of Apple. Whether it’s the notch, the whole Batterygate thing, or removing the headphone jack, Samsung just takes every opportunity to have a go at Apple or Apple owners in its marketing.
Well, since the announcement of the new Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ smartphones, which also appear to be missing the headphone jack, Samsung has quietly deleted those ads mocking Apple for doing the same.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ smartphones. Yes, that’s right, there are two of them. The Galaxy Note has previously stood alone as Samsung’s flagship mobile device. But now the standard Note10 is taking a back seat to the “Plus” variety. And there are some quite noticeable differences between the two.
From a smartphone photography standpoint, the good news is that both models contain mostly the same cameras. The Note10 has a triple camera array featuring ultra-wide, wide and telephoto lenses. The Note10+ contains these same three cameras but also includes an additional DepthVision camera – which offers more advantages than just photography.
The megapixel wars for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras almost seems kind of dead, for the most part. Sure, there might be the occasional exception here and there, but things have generally settled down for the last few years. But they haven’t gone away completely. Instead, they’ve shifted over to smartphones.
We’re just now starting to see the rise of 48-megapixel smartphones, but Samsung has been working on 64-megapixel sensors, and it looks like Xiaomi might be the first to release a phone containing one. At least, they seem to be the first to be teasing one.
Deepfake has become a pretty hot topic in the world of visual AI over the last couple of years, and it’s come a very long way in a short amount of time. It’s an incredible and terrifying technology. And now Samsung has jumped on the bandwagon.
Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Mosci and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have published a new paper detailing their new software that generates 3D animated heads from a still image. And while it’s not perfect, to be able to do this from a handful or even a single image is pretty mindblowing.
Samsung has announced today the world’s first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphone cameras. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 expands Samsung’s 0.8μm image sensor lineup from existing 20Mp to ultra-high 64Mp resolutions.