There were rumours that Samsung is preparing the Galaxy S21 with a 150MP sensor, which is quite enormous for a smartphone. There’s also the possibility that the phone will be called Galaxy S30, making it the next generation model in Galaxy S family. SamMobile revealed that the Galaxy S21 won’t have laser autofocus. The phone will have quad-camera system with 150MP primary camera, 16Mp wide-angle sensor, 12Mp macro shooter and 64MP telephoto lens. It is further reported that there two versions of Galaxy S21 being tested right now. The first has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) feature for primary camera, telephoto lens and front-facing camera. The other version has OIS feature for primary camera, telephoto lens and wide-angle camera.
However, it is not fully known whether this phone design will see the light of the day. It’s a bit too early for us to know about the next flagship from Samsung. But we do know that for all intents and purposes, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is quite problematic. It is imperative for the South Korean manufacturer to do better to regain market’s trust. Things are not going well for Galaxy S20 series with Exynos 990 SoC. Although models with Exynos 990 seem to take noticeably better photos for low-light situations than the Snapdragon 865 versions, Samsung’s own chipset is affected by a myriad of issues. Users reported that Galaxy S20 Ultra overheats and has shorter battery life when both 5G data connectivity and 120Hz refresh rate are enabled.
Users only need to do simple tasks like playing games and take photos to cause high temperature. Users also complained about camera focus issues. When the object is 10cm or less from the camera, the auto-focus of Galaxy S20 Ultra fails to work. The background becomes blurry and this problem could happen when doing daily camera tasks like taking close-up shots, taking quick and capturing documents. Samsung already regularly releases firmware updates for Galaxy S20 to fix camera issues. It appears that Samsung also needs to improve the durability of the camera. Some Galaxy S20 Ultra users reported small cracks on the surface of the camera island. In some cases, the glass is shattered causing holes to appear. The problem can be severe enough, because the operations of periscopic zoom lenses are obstructed.
It is crucial for Samsung to avoid repeating these issues on its future devices. Smartphones are getting more complex with thousands of tiny components, making it more difficult to keep things reliable. There are bound to be a few issues and unexpected problems may occur. It is also possible that a few bumps are enough to cause damage to certain components. The sheer amount of complaints should be enough to compel Samsung to properly design future devices. As an example, deliberate drop tests would be needed to determine whether camera bump can withstand damage. This will ensure that users will get the most of their money. Galaxy S20 Ultra is a complex piece of device and even if one component is malfunctioning, the rest would be affected as well.