We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.


The Samsung Galaxy S21 won’t include ToF sensors

By Samuel Martinez August 14, 2020, 6:17 pm
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

It seems that Samsung devices aren’t going to feature time of flight sensors for a while. The company’s latest flagship series has launched without one, and now, according to a recent report, we may have to wait even more time to receive this feature, as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 could also ditch ToF.

According to industry sources cited by The Elec, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 will arrive without ToF sensors, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. Samsung reportedly decided to leave these sensors out of these devices because there aren’t many uses for them, and the sensors aren’t as powerful as Apple’s AR tech.


The basic issue is that Samsung used indirect ToF technology, which is not as powerful as Apple’s direct ToF tech. Apple managed to get exclusive access to these sensors from Sony, so Samsung can’t really compete. Therefore, the Korean tech giant has decided to wait and see how Apple uses these sensors in future iPhone devices. Then it shall reconsider whether or not to include ToF sensors in It seems that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 will leave out Time of Flight sensors from its camera setup.

Source SamMobile

Via The Elec


Latest Articles


Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am