posted on 21 Mar 2016, 08:52 1 1. refillable (Posts: 1071; Member since: 10 Mar 2014) Very interesting indeed... I hope this will translate to a better performance in real world usage. posted on 21 Mar 2016, 08:55 0 2. Damo. (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Feb 2016) So who will explain the difference between Samsung's Dual- and HTC's disastrous Ultrapixel to me? posted on 21 Mar 2016, 09:06 3 3. TMHKR (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Dec 2012) Dual Pixel is about on-sensor phase detection autofocus system. Ultra Pixel is name for HTC's lower resolution, but higher pixel size sensor. posted on 21 Mar 2016, 09:07 11 4. tyrionTheWise (unregistered) HTC's ultrapixel is just a marketing term for big pixels. it doesn't mean a new technology. posted on 21 Mar 2016, 11:10 0 9. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014) If it was samsung who made ultra pixel he would say its the innovation of the century why the hell every manfacturer have … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung talks Dual Pixel: a stepping stone to brave new phone cameras
posted on 25 Apr 2016, 03:57 5 1. Jimrod (Posts: 1575; Member since: 22 Sep 2014) I wouldn't call it innovation because it's not new, therefore not innovative, but it's progression in phones and seems like very decent tech to include. There's very little left to innovate with and the word gets thrown around too often for things like higher res screens or more RAM. Not everything has to be innovation - but making all these things we use daily better is always good and Samsung have done it well. posted on 25 Apr 2016, 04:33 19 11. Shocky (unregistered) It's faster method of focusing that's never been incorporated into mobile phone before, it's innovation. posted on 25 Apr 2016, 05:02 26 17. joey_sfb (Posts: 6794; Member since: 29 Mar 2012) No to worry, Apple will buy the part when its common and cheap enough then give it a catchy jargon. posted on 25 Apr 2016, 05:12 4 19. Jimrod (Posts: 1575; Member since: 22 Sep 2014) You're the one mentioning Apple when … [Read more...] about Comments for : Poll results: Is Samsung’s Dual Pixel camera tech on the Galaxy S7 true phone innovation?
We are pretty spoiled these days when it comes to what our phones can offer, to the extent that a pretty svelte handset like the HTC 10 has been called unremarkable in many a review around the Internets just because it doesn't offer that little something extra that can make it unique, like a curved panel, a modular design, or a 3D-touch display.These, however, while intriguing, aren't indispensable and used on an everyday basis by their respective phone owners, as anecdotal evidence, and most of our polls show. For something to be called "innovation," no matter how overused this word is nowadays, it has to be both unique and truly useful, that is why we were curious what do you think about Samsung's Dual Pixel camera technology that made a cameo with the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It ticks both boxes, as no other handset has it, and it really adds to the camera experience, catapulting Samsung to the top place in the fastest phone shooters as per our own measurements, not to mention how … [Read more...] about Is Samsung’s Dual Pixel camera tech on the Galaxy S7 true phone innovation?
The Dual Pixel sensor on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge employs two photodiodes for every single pixel, so instead of 5-10% of the dots being used for focusing (like on the iPhone 6s or Note 5), all of them take part now. While not a unique camera technology, that's the first time it's being used in a phone, and the implications for focusing speed and accuracy are huge, especially with moving objects, live footage, or in low-light scenarios. That is why we asked you last week whether you consider this true phone innovation, and the answer was overwhelmingnly yes, boding well for Samsung's future iterations and employment of the Dual Pixel technology.We are pretty spoiled these days when it comes to what our phones can offer, to the extent that a pretty svelte handset like the HTC 10 has been called unremarkable in many a review around the Internets just because it doesn't offer that little something extra that can make it unique, like a curved panel, a modular … [Read more...] about Poll results: Is Samsung’s Dual Pixel camera tech on the Galaxy S7 true phone innovation?
We couldn't help but wonder why did Samsung move from the already blazing fast phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) to an obscure Dual Pixel technology on the newly-announced Galaxy S7 and S7 edge . Not only is the 12 MP camera sensor a radical departure from the megapixel rat race we've seen on flagship phones for a few years now, but the whole camera module is brand new, with 56% bigger individual pixels, compared to he S6, and this Dual Pixel focusing for the first time in a phone . So, what exactly will this new focusing tech bring that PDAF couldn't? Phase detection is better than the widespread contrast detection as it only has to take one measurement from opposite sides of the lens to figure out where to, and how far a lens has to be moved to achieve focus, for instance, making the whole focusing process quicker. PDAF does that by having up to 10% of the total number of pixels equipped with "focusing" photodiodes ( Apple even calls them Focus Pixels), and dispersing … [Read more...] about Galaxy S7 is the first phone with Dual Pixel autofocus, here’s what it means