As we gear up for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 series, we have started to hear more about it. Today, we got an update about Android devices using HDR format instead of SDR. Google introduced the Ultra HDR feature with Android 14, however, the South Korean giant kept it unavailable until OneUI 6 but it seems like things will change soon.
Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup is scheduled to arrive in January 2024 and with that, you will gain the ability to view HDR photos in your photo albums. If true, the S24 series will be able to use the full extent of its 2500 nits peak brightness display.
To simplify, Android devices support HDR image capture, however, the photo viewing experience may be locked to SDR which reduces the dynamic range, contrast, and color range among other parameters of the images captured. With the Ultra HDR support, saving and viewing the photos in the gallery or photo album will be mapped to the HDR display range. It means the photos captured will be unaffected when viewing, complete with high dynamic range, contrast, brightness, and color range of the original HDR shot.
Samsung Launches New ISOCELL 200MP Sensor with Zoom Anyplace
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will execute impressive photography chops all thanks to the latest ISOCELL 200MP sensor that now uses AI image stacking and the capabilities of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC to unlock Zoom Anyplace. Let’s have a look at what the buzz is all about.
ISOCELL 200MP Zoom Anyplace
Samsung released a 60-second video teasing the various capabilities of its ISOCELL 200MP sensor. Dubbed Zoom Anyplace, the sensor tracks the subjects in a video while allowing users to capture full-frame zoomed-out footage of the scene. The sensor captures two 4K video streams i.e. a full-fledged scene and a zoom or cropped area as you select using both 2x and 4x zoom and that’s at 4K resolution.
The feature tracks subjects and their movements in real time in any direction so that they are never out of the frame. With end-to-end (E2E) AI remosaic, the ISOCELL 200MP sensor has reinvented a new way to process images. It processes photos parallelly instead of sequentially i.e. HDR, sharpening, noise reduction, color, tone, white balance, lens shading corrections, and others at the same time. As you would have guessed by now, a parallel solution reduces the processing time while improving the overall quality.