Smartphone companies often apply for patents and trademarks before even deciding if those features will ever be used on their products. Like their long-rumored 3D face detection which has been implemented by Apple on their high-end products. Yet, it’s still deemed not safe enough as iris scanning is removed.
Samsung has been releasing their flagship products for the past few years with little improvements. Sure, they’ve got better cameras, battery life, and processor, but nothing significant has been added. We have foldable phones and even a ‘Surround Screen’ display by Xiaomi. But Samsung and Apple have been falling behind in impressing smartphone enthusiasts.
So, maybe this new one will impress us?
Samsung Electronics filed for USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) on March 20, 2019. It was published on September 26, 2019. It basically spells for a new camera and special light system that can be emitted to fruits and it will be reflected back which can be read by the spectrometer.
Along with this, we’re also hearing about the 108MP camera lens which was also mentioned by highly ambitious Xiaomi for their Mi Max Alpha. It will come with 5x optical zoom and has long been developed in collaboration with Xiaomi.
While the patent has been submitted and Changhong H2 has successfully released its own handheld with similar features, it’s still not yet clear if Samsung will include this feature in Galaxy S11. Time will tell.