A new lens from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, a 5x optical zoom lens to be precise, is now mass-produced and is ready to be placed inside of smartphones.
Currently on the market, we have a number of optical zoom lenses that the 3x lens is available in the OnePlus 7 Pro and 2x zoom lens in the Galaxy S1
An interesting time bit in the development of this lens, it was detailed that the thickness of the current 2x optical zoom lens is about 6 mm thick. But by changing the shape of the lens, these Samsung engineers could reduce the thickness, with the 5x optical zoom lens measuring 5mm thick. Then the performance increased while the thickness was reduced. This is great.
The question is which phone will use this? The obvious assumption is Galaxy Note 10 . Really, besides the reports that it comes in two sizes and that it will offer 5G, there's not much known about Samsung's next S-Pen wielding phone. As we crawl closer to launch, it will certainly change.
// ET News | SamMobile