Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could have 2 telephoto cameras


If no major disruptions happen, Samsung will release its next Galaxy S series smartphones in the first quarter of 2021 as usual. While some have claimed that it will probably be named the Galaxy S30 series, most rumours are calling it the Galaxy S21 series so far. And one rumour says that one of the models will have two zoom sensors.

According to The Elec (in Korean), Samsung will equip not one but two telephoto cameras to the rear of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. This secondary telephoto camera will replace the ToF sensor that Samsung has decided to drop from its phones. Anyway, this rear camera setup is expected to be exclusive to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, so the S21 and S21+ variant won't have it. Another feature that the Galaxy S21 Ultra could have is S Pen support.


Periscope cameras require more space to fit the camera it bounces light off of

Moving on to the camera specs, the Galaxy S21 Ultra's should have the same 108MP periscope telephoto sensor that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has. The rear camera setup is also expected to come with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 18MP wide-angle sensor, and 10MP telephoto sensor (3x optical zoom). As for the front camera, the source claims that it will be a 40MP sensor.

The details above are still rumours, for now, so do take them with a pinch of salt. Having said that, what do you think about having the extra telephoto camera to go with the periscope camera? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more updates on this.