Samsung Galaxy S21 to Feature The Same Ultrawide Camera as S20 Ultra

With less than a month left to Samsung’s flagship S21 series’ launch, leaks and rumors have picked up the pace. The most recent leak is about the upcoming series’ ultra-wide sensor.

According to Ice Universe, a reliable tipster with a good track record, all the three phones in the Galaxy S21 family, i.e., Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, will use the same Sony IMX563 sensor for their ultrawide units. The sensor comes with a 12 MP resolution and supports dual phase detection autofocus. Moreover, it features 1.4µm pixels and is 1/2.55-inch big. Based on the specifications, the sensor is similar to the ultra-wide sensor found on this year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, the support for dual-phase detection autofocus is a plus.

Furthermore, the leak detailed that the lens on top of the sensor will offer a 123-degree field of view. For comparison, the ultra-wide lens used on the S20 trio offered a 120-degree FoV.

The ultra-wide sensor with added autofocus capabilities will most likely be used for macro photography as most OEMs that put AF on their ultrawide units use it for macro shots instead of adding a dedicated macro camera.

The series is set to launch on 14th January, just after the Consumer Electronics Show 2020.