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Samsung’s 200MP Telephoto Cameras: The Next Big Thing in Smartphone Photography

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Nowadays smartphones are chosen for their camera sensors before being purchased by the customers. And more than that, telephoto sensors are considered more than the primary cameras. To go near to a scene or a single subject while taking a picture without sacrificing information the use of telephoto mode is essential which allows you to zoom in up to two times optical zoom. The use of telephoto-camera characteristics really sparks in the portrait photography division. out-of-focus effect by telephoto lenses being the main reason for this. 

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Wide camera VS Telephoto camera: 

Let’s discuss clicking a close-up shot with the wide camera which has a focal length of 24mm and a view of around 84 degree, the image results as a distorted one. In other words it can be referred to as extension distortion which occurs when nearby objects appear excessively big or far apart and due to that closer shooting distance increases the relative distance between facial 3D features.  

Now following the same with telephoto lens which has an aperture of 85mm and 29 degree field of view that is significantly less distorted at the most typical magnification of 3-3.5x that makes it best suited for taking portraits. 

ISOCELL’s Ultra-high resolution sensor : 

This may serve as a key for the development of telephoto lenses that enable the devices as true backup cameras. A single 200 MP sensor can serve as a both telephoto and wide-angle sensor through its 4x in-sensor zoom displaying image quality on par with that of a traditional telephoto sensor.

ISOCELL 200MP sensor : 

  • ISOCELL’s 200MP sensors can zoom in 2x or 4x without sacrificing resolution 
  • A 200 MP sensor can sustain 12.5MP at 1x/2x/4x zoom without losing resolution all credits to the algorithm’s rearranging of colour pixels into an RGB Bayer pattern 
  • Consumers can view the same resolution at 2x/4x magnification, although the wide camera always offers 12 MP in 1x mode as default in smartphones
  • A deep-learning based remosaic method that improves the optimisation of scene details, the 200 MP ISOCELL HP2 and ISOCELL HP3 camera for boosting zoomed shot quality.
  • To improve the quality of low light images, the sensors use the Tetra²pixel function that merges up to 16 nearby pixels with improved HDR and FPS(frames per second).
  • The 200 MP ISOCELL image sensors are doing a great job in breaking the barrier between the wide-angle and telephoto lenses, providing consistent image quality.

For instance let us consider, a 3x telephoto module with a 200 MP sensor can record lossless zoom scenarios from 3x to 12x, allowing for a variety of scenes without loss of resolution. This turns out useful in areas like tourist places where zooming in on distant objects offers diverse views. Telephoto cameras’ ultra-high resolution picture sensors deliver precise and vivid memory of the surroundings irrespective of the angles. 

Both the ISOCELL HP2 and ISOCELL HP3 sensors are under production for usage in smartphones with the aim of catching up with wide sensors for factors like HDR, FPS and image quality. A common feature exists between wide and telephoto cameras like a 44 software deep learning remosaic technique that allows 2x/4x lossless zoom and 4x on-chip crop zoom. 


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung Electronics Begins Mass Production For 9th-Gen V-NAND

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The Korean Electronics firm announced that it has begun mass production for its one-terabit (Tb) tripe-level cell (TLC) 9th-generation vertical NAND (V-NAND). 

One of the key reasons for beginning this mass production is just to solidify its leadership in the NAND flash market. This 9th generation V-NAND flash memory has significant improvements. It offers a 50% increase in storage density compared to its predecessor, the 8th-generation V-NAND. This appears due to the tiny cell size and thinner design. 

The Korean giant also executed new techniques for upgrading the reliability and lifespan of the memory cells while eliminating dummy channel holes, which significantly reduced the planar area of the memory cells. The Head of Flash Products & Technology of the Memory Business at Samsung Electronics, SungHoi Hur, stated, “Through our latest V-NAND, Samsung will continue to set the trend for the high-performance, high-density solid-state drive (SSD) market that meets the needs of the coming AI generation.” 

Samsung‘s advanced ‘channel hole etching’ technology exhibits the brand’s leadership in process capabilities. This technology creates electron pathways by stacking mold layers and increases fabrication productivity as it authorizes simultaneous drilling of the industry’s highest cell layer count in a double-stack structure. As the cell layers increase, the capability to pierce through higher cell numbers becomes crucial, demanding more complicated etching techniques. 

The 9th-generation V-NAND is enabled with the next-gen NAND flash interface, Toggle 5.1, which will help to support the increased data input and output speeds by at least 33% to up to 3.2 Gbps. The Korean giant plans to solidify its position within the high-performance SSD market by expanding support for PCIe 5.0. 

With the advancement in low-power design, power consumption has also improved by 10%.


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Samsung Gains 23 Patents For ‘Self-Record’ From Seagate in the USA

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The Korean brand ‘Samsung’ announced that recently it bought 23 patents related to magnetic recording technology from Seagate. 

The giant sold its own HDD business and patents to Seagate 13 years ago, and now it is acquiring specific magnetic recording patents instead of ones it previously owned. The patents are possibly for data storage advancements, potentially for use in Samsung’s memory or storage products. 

The aim behind the purchase is yet to be debated; some have speculated that Samsung probably uses these patents to upgrade its in-memory computing technology, whereas others are expecting that it’s simply to cut ties with Seagate after their previous business dealings. It has become known that most of the acquired patents are from 2002–2020, and four have already expired. 

Back in 2011, Samsung sold its hard disk drive (HDD) business and a total of 479 patents to Seagate, and this was part of a major deal that pointed to various twerks; for instance, the Korean giant getting some of Seagate’s stock, collaboration on future storage solutions, Seagate providing HDDs for Galaxy devices, and many more. Later, in 2016, the Korean giant sold all of its Seagate stock. 

Now the reports are saying that Samsung has bought 23 patents related to magnetic recording technology from Seagate. Some experts are saying that Samsung could use magnetic recording patents to develop MRAM-based in-memory computing technology, which is a powerful memory type with advantages for AI chips. At the moment, the exact reason behind this step is not clear. 

An industry insider released a statement: “It may be an attempt by Samsung Electronics to settle the remaining business relationship after selling its stake in Seagate in the past, or it may be a kind of fake patent purchase strategy to deceive competitors.” 

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Samsung Galaxy AI’s Circle to Search Could Soon Get a new Upgrade

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Samsung introduced its Galaxy AI, which consists of several generative AI features. Circle to Search with Google is one of the most admired features. Now, it may soon get a major upgrade based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode. 

The Circle to Search with Google feature is available on both Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8 devices, and reports are saying that soon it could get a big usability upgrade and become a bit harder to trigger by accident. The forthcoming changes will be based on comments made in a recent Made by Google Podcast episode, in which host Rachid Finge spoke with Erin Lynch and Alistair Pott, who worked with the Circle to Search development team. 

During the podcast, Lynch admits that the circle to search with was quite easy to activate by accidental touches as it’s located on the same gesture bar or home button that users use for other purposes most of the time. Regarding this, she and Pott assured that Google was working to fix it to avoid accidentally activating this feature; however, they didn’t elaborate on the assurance. 

However, the Circle to Search feature already received an update that gives it the power to translate circled text. It is expected that the future update could be a combined search and lens results page while using the Circle to Search feature instead of having them separate as they are now. 

Apart from this, the podcast unveiled a few interesting twists regarding how Circle to Search came to be. It came to light that it is based on Google Lens and has been in development since January 2023, after Google staffers were actively working on how Lens became more readily available outside its app. 

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