New Galaxy S11 Plus leak reveals all of the cameras

(Image credit: Ice Universe)

When we saw the recent unofficial renders of the  Galaxy S11 recently, we and many others were a little surprised by how large the rear camera bump was. And now we have a better idea why it looks so big.

Ice Universe, a frequent and reliable leaker of information about upcoming smartphones, posted the following tweet, revealing what could be a genuine image of the Galaxy S11 Plus’ camera array.

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There’s little reason to doubt this tweet. The combination of these three cameras is fairly standard for modern smartphones, and it’s possible to tell just from the image in the tweet above that the bottom camera is a telephoto lens. The square shape of the opening allows for the insertion of a periscope mirror, allowing a greater optical zoom length without increasing the depth of the phone to impractical levels, like we’ve seen on the Huawei P30 Pro or the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom.

As Ice Universe writes, the other half of the camera bump most likely contains a time-of-flight sensor and the flash module. Considering the size, plus the fact that the S11 Plus will be the top-of-the-line model, we might also hope for more sensors, such as the rumored spectrometer for measuring the chemical makeup of certain objects like the sugar content of food.

A second Ice Universe tweet has us looking towards Samsung’s future cameras. You can read the full tweet and what look to be presentation slides below, but the bottom line is that Samsung is looking towards 144MP cameras.

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Not content with the 108MP Bright HMX sensor or the rumored modified version that will appear on the S11, Samsung is looking towards using sensors with smaller architecture to allow them to capture even higher resolution images.

We round up all the rumors and leaks we hear about the next Samsung phone in our Galaxy S11 rumors hub page, so take a look if you want to hear more about the phone’s features, availability and other key specs.

Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.