Samsung begins to prepare the ground for the presentation of the Galaxy S24 The Ultra model will have a more advanced video recording mode with 4K output
Samsung must have thought something like “so that others can leak it to us, we already announced it, even if it is months before the presentation of the Galaxy S24.” And in recent weeks we have seen a lot of leaks of the new Samsung phones that, If everything goes according to plan, they will be presented in February next year.
As usual, the cameras will be one of the strong points and Samsung wanted to get ahead of the leaks to present its Zoom Anyplace technology thanks to the 200 megapixel camera. It will surely be an exclusive to the Galaxy S24 Ultrabut let’s see what it’s about because it seems quite interesting.
Magnification and digital tracking possibilities thanks to the 200 Mpx sensors
This week the Qualcomm summit is being held in which the company has presented the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This is the SoC that will give life to the most powerful mobile phones of 2024 and, after a few Galaxy S23 who have set up the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Around the world, it seems that in 2024 we will return to dual processors.
In some territories they will have Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 inside the Galaxy S24but in others (like Europe) it seems that we will return to Exynos, specifically the Exynos 2400.
With the presentation of the Qualcomm processor, different companies have begun to confirm that their phones will have the SoC, with Xiaomi with the Xiaomi 14 or Honor with the Magic 6 being two of the first to do so. Samsung did not want to miss the party and shared the following video:
In it, you can see that they are already talking about the artificial intelligence of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and that mentioned ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace technology for 200 megapixel sensors.
One of the advantages of having so many megapixels is that there is a lot of flexibility to make crops without affecting the quality much. What Samsung is proposing is something that we have seen in recent months with lossless zoom digital on some phones, and is to use those extra megapixels to make enlargements.
In a photo it is relatively simple, but in video it is another story. With Zoom Anyplace, what the South Korean company proposes is to track with magnification to always have what we are following in the center of the image, even if it moves.
We can also see examples of how we can have two simultaneous recordings at 4K, one with the complete scene and the other being a crop, but without losing resolution. And something interesting is that Samsung comments that we can change between 1x, 2x and 4x from a single camera and all shots with 4K resolution.
This is something that will be interesting to try when we have the phone in our hands, but is based on both the video recording capabilities of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (where both your ISP and your NPU intervene) and Samsung’s proprietary technology.
The big question is whether it will work the same on an Exynos SoC. Hopefully so, since Samsung will have taken care to introduce all this technology in its SoC (which also promises a lot in terms of artificial intelligence calculation), but we have to wait for the official presentation of the device.