Samsung is reportedly planning on adding major upgrades to the cameras on its upcoming flagships. The report essentially confirms what previous leaks and rumors are saying.

Korean tech giant Samsung is expected to release new handsets succeeding the Galaxy S10 lineup early next year. The Galaxy S11 devices are rumored to have features way better than their predecessors. One of these features will be the rear camera.

Previous reports claimed that the Galaxy S11 lineup will feature the largest smartphone camera that Samsung has in its arsenal – a 108MP sensor that first debuted on a non-Samsung phone. Bloomberg confirmed that the Galaxy S11 lineup will indeed feature this sensor, but added that there's more.

According to Bloomberg, Samsung is looking to add two more cameras alongside the 108MP shooter. One of these will be a 5x optical zoom camera, while the other will be a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor. The new cameras, combined with the existing ones on the Galaxy S10, will mean that the Galaxy S11 will have up to five rear cameras.

Gizmodo noted that by including a 5x zoom camera in the Galaxy S11's camera array, Samsung will gain a clear advantage over other smartphone makers in America. This is due to the fact that while some smartphones such as Oppo's Reno 10 Zoom and Huawei's P30 Pro have such a feature, they're only sold in countries outside the U.S.

The new report seems to agree with earlier leaks revealing how the device could look like. The device, as per renders, had a huge rear camera module housing five cameras.

An earlier report also revealed that the Galaxy S11 lineup could feature a camera solely dedicated for night time photography, aptly called the “Bright Night Sensor.” Currently, Samsung has a Bright Night mode available on its latest handsets. This, however, is a software-based camera enhancement feature.

The Bright Night Sensor, on the other hand, is camera hardware specifically designed to capture images in dimly-lit settings, or at least that's what the name appears to claim. Still, it's interesting to see Samsung going beyond camera software to actually creating camera hardware for such a purpose.

Samsung hasn't announced the Galaxy S11 series of devices yet. Stay tuned for more details as they come.

Samsung-galaxy-s10-plus New leaks revealing more details about the Samsung Galaxy S11 have appeared. Photo: TGspot/Wikimedia Creative Commons