Samsung will start testing the Galaxy S11 periscope camera soon

Peter, 07 October 2019

Reports coming out of South Korea indicate that Samsung will soon receive test sockets for the Galaxy S11 periscope camera. Those are manufactured by fellow Korean company MecaTech Systems.

Test sockets are used to do a final check of the hardware before the manufacturer starts shipping components. MecaTech makes regular smartphone cameras in addition to periscope cams, along with ToF modules.

Rumor has it that Samsung will opt for 5x optical zoom for the Galaxy S11 instead of a midway focal length - say, 3x zoom. The main camera on the phone is said to feature a 108MP sensor inside a module by Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

Galaxy S11 periscope camera test socket
Galaxy S11 periscope camera test socket

A curious rumor has surfaced, saying that Samsung’s new flagship will feature a spectrometer. Those analyze the chemical composition of objects and could, for example, estimate the calorie content of food or determine the alcohol content of drinks. This can obviously be leveraged for health tracking and will fill the gap left by the missing heart rate sensor.

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Reader comments

  • S Yu
  • 12 Oct 2019
  • vUG

"focusing element focuses whether it moves or not" There are some serious misunderstandings on your part. The focusing element(s) focuses the lens, i.e. alters the plane of focus, by moving along the optical axis, there's currently no other possi...

  • AnonD-731363
  • 12 Oct 2019
  • SH3

This looks impressive.

"Why would you say the camera in S11 should be assumed to be fixed focus when the video specifically says it is auto-focus?" Now you're making up things I haven't even said. What I was telling you was that this periscope camera will use a 5x teleph...

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