The first-gen sensor is the smartphone sensor to adopt a 1/1.33-inch size, which means it can absorb more light in low-lit settings than smaller sensors, while its pixel-merging Tetracell technology compresses four pixels into one to produce brighter 27MP images. The sensor was developed in collaboration with China's Xiaomi. That said, whether Samsung will officially call it Galaxy S10 Lite or something else is unknown.
According to a recent Weibo post by China Telecom, the Samsung W20 5G foldable phone is due to launch this month. Samsung introduced the sensor this past May. However, looks like the South Korean giant is planning to expand the lineup with Galaxy S10 Lite.
Over the past few weeks, rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite have ramped up. The smartphone seems to have a dual selfie camera setup at the front as well as a dual camera setup at the back. The extra camera is expected to be a Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensor. With this information, more accurate depth information is created for an improved bokeh effect on portraits. As per the leaks, the Galaxy S11 will apparently have a display that is taller (20:9) than any other display we've seen on a Samsung flagship.
We won't have to wait until early next year to see what the sensor is all about. Interestingly, a new trademark surfaced online, revealing a Samsung smartphone with Google Pixel 4-like camera configuration. The worldwide version of the phones will carry the yet to be announced Exynos 9830 chipset under the hood. The teaser image also shows a silhouette of the sides of the phone, which is partially opened. The latter is compatible with both ultra-high mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks.