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Galaxy S11 camera codenamed ‘Hubble’, 5x optical zoom confirmed?

What may be the most concrete evidence of the Galaxy S11 featuring a camera system with increased zoom capability over previous flagships has popped up online today, thanks to the folks over at GalaxyClub. According to the publication, the Galaxy S11’s camera is codenamed ‘Hubble’. The codename no doubt refers to the Hubble Space Telescope, and it’s as good a sign as any that rumors of the Galaxy S11 having 5x optical zoom have merit.

The Galaxy S11, which is codenamed ‘Picasso’, is expected to have a 5x zoom camera that uses a ‘periscope system’ that allows the camera module to sit flush with the body of the smartphone because the sensor and lenses are arranged sideways and utilize the principle of reflecting light in a telescope. Samsung has been mass producing such a camera sensor since early this year, and multiple reports in the last couple of months have said that the sensor will first be used in the Galaxy S11.

Could Hubble hint at 5x optical zoom and a 108MP primary camera?

Of course, some might say that a camera with just 5x zoom may not do justice to the Hubble codename, but these codenames usually just signify the idea behind a product and aren’t meant to be taken in the literal sense. And, after two years of 2x zoom cameras on Galaxy flagships, just a move up to 5x zoom will be a notable upgrade. It might not be enough to differentiate it from the Galaxy S10, but hey, maybe that’s why the S11 will have a 108MP primary camera as well.

The 108MP camera might even partly be the reason behind Samsung choosing that particular codename, but with the Galaxy S11 still a few months away, we have to take all of these leaks and rumors with the proverbial pinch of salt. Samsung recently started developing the Galaxy S11’s software so it’s likely to have finalized the phone’s hardware, which means we should start seeing more and more leaks that give us a clearer picture of the Korean giant’s next flagship going forward.

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Sittingduckz
Sittingduckz

Hopefully it’s not called Hubble because at ‘launch’ the camera takes blurry photos and needs several repair jobs over many years to get it working properly 🙂

Gunter2
Gunter2

Lolol😂

Gunter2
Gunter2

Looks like it will be good phone. I wonder if Hubble may refer to the ability to take starry night photos as on Pixel 4, even if it’s just a software con like Huawei’s moon photos.

stoleriko
stoleriko

The new Pixel and iphone just prooved that the most important thing is the A.I processing. Unfortunately Samsung is behind in that field

bayfisher
bayfisher

ONLY matching a pixels processing will samsung beat them all. MIND YOU I am a hard core Note 10 plus owner. Then the camera battles will cease.

Joe Mitri
Joe Mitri

5 Optical and 108Mp will make 20 times zoom looks good i guess !

Skinhead1967
Skinhead1967

Is called Hubble because of the astronomically high price that it’s going to be selling at?

SWIZZBEATZ
SWIZZBEATZ

Noice.

bayfisher
bayfisher

i will second that observation. Many assume it will be less than a note is going to be in store for a rude awakening. I don’t care if it zooms 20xs, not biting. Note 11 I will wait for.

djares21
djares21

:))))) best comment ever !!!

Gunter2
Gunter2

Lol. Good one. That’s how all the flagships are going unfortunately.

siaho
siaho

Rumours say that the 108MP sensor will fail and is actually worse than the last 3 generations of 12MP samsung sensors. Given the size and how it works – I totally believe and expect bad results. Sure, they can try to “computing” their way out, but it’s still not making sense.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Why would they release a camera on a flagship that will fail? No logic in that comment whatsoever. However, I don’t think there will be a 108mp camera on a flagship just yet. Night shots are not good with high megapixel sensors as yet. Unless they’ve solved that, they will keep to lower mpx sensors and possibly increase aperture size.

tthalheim
tthalheim

It might also hint on them copying Google’s astrophotography feature (?)

t3s
t3s

Actually in Android 10 beta 1 (which I have), the PRO mode of the camera now has 30 whole seconds of shutter speed and additional option for 1600 and 3200 ISO. I find it quite amazing what smartphone cameras can do these days. This is basically astrophotography feature. For comparison, until now, the camera had only 10 seconds of shutter speed in PRO mode and 800 ISO max. I tested it. With the right conditions and settings I get very good results, the only thing is that the optical stabilizer sometimes blurs the photo quite a bit, so you need… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

That is a good possibility. Made that comment myself.

london2tim
london2tim

5x???
how about 20x – then we’ta talking LOL

Danny D.
Danny D.

haha, that would be great!

mefistoreyon
mefistoreyon

Good title 🤣🤣🤣🤣 confirmed with?

t3s
t3s

Cmon, we all know sammobile is Samsung’s dirty little secret. But we love them nonetheless.