new Delhi. Like the recently released Galaxy Note 20 series, the Samsung Galaxy S30 series will not have a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor. This sensor came in the Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra and last year's Galaxy S10 and Note 10. A report by Korean publication The Alec claimed that "Samsung is concerned that its indirect time of flight system is not as good as Apple's Lidar technology for AR Experience".
Apple uses a direct TOF sensor, while Samsung's sensor indirect uses TOF. Therefore, Apple's cameras are twice the range and are able to measure distances up to six meters while Samsung has this capability of three meters.
Both Samsung and Apple do not directly manufacture their TOF sensors, they buy its components from Sony. According to the report, "Apple reportedly has an exclusive contract with Sony for direct TOF technology." However, Samsung's upcoming flagship product will feature super imaging technology. It is likely that the S20 Ultra succor will support a 150 MP primary camera. The Galaxy S30 can be powered by Snapdragon, 875 mobile platform or Samsung's indigenous Exynos 1000.
The time of flight sensor is used to measure the distance between the instrument and the subject. This technique can be used in many ways, including distance measuring, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, 3D imaging, and improving the experience of AR (Augmented Reality).
This post was published on August 16, 2020 9:46 pm
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