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Samsung Galaxy S7 could come with Duo Pixel camera technology, new patent reveals

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Samsung s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 is expected to release in early 2016. We ve come across plenty of leaks and rumors over the past couple of months, hinting at the expected hardware and features of the Galaxy S7. Last month, Samsung filed a trademark for BRITECELL camera image sensor and more recently, it also filed a trademark for Duo Pixel. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests

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While there isn t enough information on how the Duo Pixel camera technology could work, it may refer to the rumored dual-lens setup or a new pixel setup within the camera. It could also be a new type of focusing system to replace the current phase-detection autofocus. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE flaunts itself again on benchmark, reveals RAM for high-end Samsung model

The Duo Pixel sensor could be similar to the way Canon s Dual Pixel sensor work. Instead of using a single photodiode, the technology uses two of them for each pixel area. This helps the camera to focus faster when recording videos and while capturing images.

On the other hand, the previously trademarked BRITECELL camera will have a 20-megapixel sensor packed with RGBW pixels, which Samsung claims to enhance sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio to offer improved performance low-light conditions. It is also set to come with Smart WDR mode to enhance the dynamic range. With these trademark filings, Samsung seems all geared up to pack an upgraded camera sensor on the Galaxy S7.

From the rumors that we ve come across so far, the upcoming flagship is expected to come in three variants, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Plus with a 6-inch display. It is also rumored to come with Apple iPhone 6s like 3D Touch display.

Samsung Galaxy S7 specifications and features: It is expected flaunt a 5.2-inch QHD display and powered by either Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 or Samsung s Exynos 8890 SoC. One of the rumors also hinted towards a liquid cooling system to avoid the device from overheating. The handset could pack 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and the microSD card slot is also expected to make a comeback.

For shutterbugs, a 20-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel/8-megapixel selfie camera could be in tow. Also, connectivity features such as 4G LTE support, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and the new USB Type-C connector are expected to be present.

There s no word on when Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S7. However, with CES 2016 set to take place in January and MWC 2016 in February, the company might use it as a platform to take wraps off the highly anticipated smartphone.

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  • Published Date: December 9, 2015 1:20 PM IST
  • Updated Date: January 28, 2016 5:09 PM IST


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