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Samsung Galaxy S30 series may not sport ‘time of flight’ sensor

New Delhi, August 16 (IANS): Like the recently released Galaxy Note20 series, the Samsung Galaxy S30 series may also not carry the 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor found in last year’s Galaxy S20 + and S20 Ultra and Galaxy S10 and Note10 lines.

A report from Korean publication The Elec claimed that “Samsung is concerned that its indirect ToF system may not be as good as Apple’s LiDAR technology in creating AR experiences.”

While Apple uses a “ direct ” ToF sensor with a LiDAR module, Samsung’s sensor uses an “ indirect ” ToF.

As a result, Apple’s cameras have up to twice the range advantage, capable of measuring distances of up to six meters, while Samsung’s sensor can achieve a range of around three meters. , reports Android Central.

A time-of-flight sensor on a smartphone sends pulses of light that are undetectable to the human eye. Usually infrared light, the beams bounce off a subject and return to the device, helping to create a better AR system.

Neither Samsung nor Apple directly manufacture their ToF sensors and do not purchase the components from Sony.

“Apple would have an exclusive contract with Sony for direct ToF technology, leaving only the indirect variant available to Samsung and other manufacturers.”

However, Samsung’s upcoming flagships will have some great imaging technology.

The successor to the S20 Ultra is likely to carry a 150MP main camera.

The Galaxy S30 can be powered by the Snapdragon 875 mobile platform or the native Samsung Exynos 1000.