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If the rumors are believed, the Samsung Galaxy S20, especially S20 Ultra’s, will have the most advanced camera technology ever seen on a smartphone. But if you don’t find in the losses, today’s Galaxy S20 news comes from an official application to the UK government.

Mark Peters (via IceUniverse) from LetsGoDigital tweeted on February 5 that he discovered this patent in England for a technology called “Nonacell” by Samsung. The name may not give much, but previous Samsung features can help us understand its purpose.

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Mark Peters tweet

Older Samsung phones used “Tetracell” technology, which allows the camera sensor to combine four pixels (known as “binning pixels”) to record light information as one large pixel. This means better performance in low light conditions and clearer images at a lower resolution, or you are likely to be of the highest quality possible at maximum sensor resolution.

Since “ninth” is a prefix meaning “nine,” and it is recommended to equip the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a 108 MP main sensor, we can say that Nonacell will combine nine pixels to give you 12 MP Images. This was IceUniverse’s retweeted Peters’ tweet.

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Ice University Tweet

The extracellular technology is expected to help users make the most of the phone’s available storage space, as well as intensify images from the mammoth sensor of the S20 Ultra camera. You don’t need 108 MP per shot, and maintaining 12 MP quality means you can use digital zoom without losing too much detail.

If you’re interested in telephoto lenses, you should use the 48 MP “Space Zoom” camera, which is also included in the S20 Ultra, which should offer a 10x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom. On the front should be an ultra-wide camera, a flight time sensor, and a 10 MP selfie camera.

If you’re wondering what else is going on for the Galaxy Unpacked event next week, check out our Galaxy S20 page, where we get all the news, leaks and rumors about the new flagship Samsung phone.