Over the past weeks, reports about the unprecedented optics and 5X optical zoom of the camera setup of Samsung Galaxy S11 have been rife online. Several claims suggest that it will copy the design of the iPhone 11. Interestingly, a new trademark surfaced online, revealing a Samsung smartphone with Google Pixel 4-like camera configuration.

The trademark was filed by Samsung on Oct. 31 at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and was first spotted by the Dutch site LetsGoDigital. The Seoul-based tech giant is securing the name ISOCELL-Motion, which the EUIPO categorized as Class 9. It has a description stating:

Dynamic vision sensor (DVS) for object and motion detection; motion detection sensors; object detection sensors; camera image sensors for smartphones and tablets.

Google has touted Motion Sense as a key feature of its new Pixel 4 smartphones
Google has touted Motion Sense as a key feature of its new Pixel 4 smartphones AFP / Johannes EISELE

The description suggests that Samsung is working on a sensor capable of detecting motions or movements. Google Pixel 4 has a similar feature, but it utilizes Soli radar technology. LG G8 ThinQ is also equipped with a similar function. While nothing in the trademark filing directly implies that it is for a particular model, several tech sites think it is for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S11.

LetsGoDigital argues that the trademark could be an indication that Samsung is working on a Pixel 4-like motion detection sensor. It could also be a new technology that Samsung Electronics is developing for a new tracking system to prevent motion blur. The site, however, is confident that whatever the technology may be, it is intended for the Samsung Galaxy S11, which reportedly will be released in Feb 2020.

Meanwhile, wccftech explains that the motion gestures in Samsung’s trademark filing suggest that the motion gestures will be relative on the camera or the imaging system if the Samsung Galaxy S11. This means that it will more much more readily available compared to the Motion Sense of Google, the site states. The radar is dependent on wave motion to sense objects, which requires approval from various regulatory agencies.

But, at this point, this is just a trademark filing, and it is in no way an indication that it will be one of the features of Samsung Galaxy S11.