For some time we have started to receive and hear about the upcoming flagship prepared by Samsung, namely the Galaxy S11, a phone that the South Korean company will most likely present at MWC next year. I recently discovered that this will be the first model in the Samsung portfolio that will use a 108 mpx backlight sensor, but also improve the on-screen fingerprint reader.
Details of unexpected equipment are now emerging, as disclosed by LetsGoDigital.org. They discovered a new patent received by Samsung from USPTO and WIPO for a very interesting technology. Sketches and documents relate to a device equipped with an infrared emitter spectrometer, a sensor visible on the Changdong H2 phone at CES 2017.
The patent describes how a smartphone can take over the role spectrometer, Behind the device will be a number of special sensors that can be seen in the rendered image above. It turns out that the user will have to point the Samsung phone to the target, in this case the fruit. Then the phone sends electromagnetic waves to the object, and then the device receives a reflective signal, based on which you can generate spectral data.
Thanks to this process, you can specify various measurements, from skin hydration, to pulse, stress level, and the amount of sugar in the fruit. We will be able to use the phone to see how fresh or sweet the fruit is, but also to learn other nutritional details such as fat, protein and carbohydrate levels.
It seems that such a sensor can be used in the front part, and not just behind the phone. Above you will see a practical video with the world's first phone with a spectrometer and a presentation of its capabilities.