Not long after the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch this year, there is already information online regarding the features of the premium phablet's next iteration. It is reported that the Galaxy Note 9 will boast major improvements on the camera department, including the main snapper's upgrade to 24 megapixels, plus video shooting at a whopping 1,000 frames per second (fps).
As reported by Value Walk, Samsung has already revealed the future of their smartphone camera sensors. While the South Korean tech giant did not specify if the new camera features can be expected to in Galaxy Note 9, this gave the public an idea on what to expect in their upcoming devices. The first of the new handset camera sensors from Samsung is the 24-megapixel ISOCELL Slim 2x7. This is a staggering camera upgrade for a smartphone using a single sensor, as 24MP cameras would yield crystal-clear images with very refined details.
Another upcoming smartphone camera snapper from Samsung is the Dual Pixel ISOCELL 2L9, which highlights a 12-megapixel sensor. A 12MP camera is quite common in the smartphone market today, although Samsung's dual pixel feature will introduce a more pleasant difference by allowing the sensor to have a quick focus and depth of field effects. With these mentioned camera settings, there will be no need for a second sensor to yield high-quality pictures. Value Walk compared the quality of images taken by dual pixel with that of iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus's Think Portrait Mode.
It is not confirmed whether only one or both of the new Samsung smartphone camera sensors will be used in the Galaxy Note 9. It is also likely that one of the new sensors will be sported by Galaxy S9 smartphone. Meanwhile, Samsung's press release on their upcoming handset cameras did not include the long-rumored video shooting capability of up to 1,000 fps. With this feature, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the best choice for image and video capturing, even for slow motion scenes.
Other rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 include a fingerprint scanner buried under the glass display. Previous mobile devices from the company provided a space for the fingerprint sensor on the display, and the Galaxy S9 is expected to be the first to introduce a so-called "under-display optical fingerprint scanner."