According to the latest information from domestic digital blogger @i Ice Universe, the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will be equipped with a potential camera module, but will not have 100x zoom capability. If the news is true, the Note 20 Plus will not be equipped with the 48 megapixel sensor used in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but will instead use a 13-megapixel ISOCELL Slim 3M5 1/3″ sensor to support WDR (wide dynamic range). This combination achieves up to 50x mixed zoom.
ISOCELL Slim 3M5 1/3″ sensor pixel size of 1.0um, supports PDAF, smart WDR, and enables 120fps of video recording. It has a working temperature of -20 to -70 degrees and outputs images in RAW10 format. In addition@i Ice Universe Tweet also revealed that the Galaxy Note 20 Plus will be equipped with ISOCELL Bright HM1 and Fast 2L3 sensors.
In addition to the ISOCELL Slim 3M5 sensor periscope lens, the Galaxy Note 20 Plus may use the same UltraCELL Bright HM1 108MP sensor as the Galaxy S20. The tweet says the ToF in the S20 Ultra will be replaced with a laser focus sensor to assist with ISOCELL Bright HM1 focus.
ISOCELL Fast 2L3 1/2.55″ ultra-wide-angle sensor is 12 megapixels, has 1.4um pixels, dual-pixel PDAF, and supports smart WDR. It enables slow motion shooting of up to 1440fps (crop 720p) and outputs RAW10 and RAW8 (compressed via DPCM/PCM) formats.
Simply put, Samsung wants the New Camera System of the Note 20 Plus to deliver better performance and correct problems on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. For now, 100x zoom is a gimmick to some extent rather than a practically useful feature, and 50x zoom may be enough for any practical use. The introduction of a two-pixel PDAF ultra-wide-angle sensor and the adjustment of the ToF to a laser focus sensor are welcome.