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Samsung is working on a bigger 1/1.7″ Sensor for Its Future Flagship Smartphones

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Samsung is believed to be testing a new sensor that it will include in all its future flagship devices. To be specific, the company is rumored to be working on a 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor for smartphones according to PhotoRumors. Just to put it into perspective, the company’s current flagship, the Galaxy S7, is using a 1/2.6″ sensor size.

According to PhotoRumors, the new sensor that Samsung is working on may have an aperture as wide as f/1.4 from the f/1.7 used on the Galaxy S7. With this new sensor that Samsung is working on, PhotoRumors concludes that Samsung wants to build cameras that can reach between 18-24MP.

This is not the only sensor that Samsung is working on as there is another compact 1/2.3″ sensor in the works but it’s not known where the company wants to use this given that the 1/1.7″ sensor is headed for its future flagship smartphones.

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Samsung has not said anything about these new sensors as usual probably because they are still under development. If included in future Galaxy S devices, Samsung will position itself as a serious competitor in the smartphone camera space and will rival the likes of Sony and HTC.

Read: Samsung Introduces 5G Future at Mobile World Congress 2016

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