Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with 2 Telephoto Lenses
Samsung Electronics is set to equip its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra (untitled), with two rear-facing telephoto lenses, according to a report from the Korean media outlet TheElec today. A telephoto lens is expected to be introduced where 3D ToF is missing.
TheElec suggests that the rear lens of Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S21 model next year will feature a quad-camera module that includes 2 telephoto lenses. Thus, the rear lens will consist of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens + 108-megapixel wide-angle lens + 10-megapixel 3x optical zoom telephoto lens + a periscope optical zoom lens. The periscope lens will likely have a magnification of more than 5x optical zoom. Additionally, the front camera will feature a 40 MP lens.
Samsung has done away with the ToF lens design starting with the Galaxy Note 20 series. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can achieve 10x optical zoom and up to 100x digital zoom, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can achieve 5x optical and 50x digital zoom.
The report also mentions that apart from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the other two models: Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus haven’t changed much from the Galaxy S20 other than the elimination of the ToF design, possibly just the addition of the OIS upgrade and the same lens design scheme for both models. Besides, TheElec says that Samsung Electronics recently changed the Galaxy S21 series codename from the original “Unbound” to “Palette” and for the first time it will come with an S-Pen.