Recently, a Reddit thread went viral by posting a link to Samsung. He claims that the company seduces its customers with 100x Zoom Distance, and lunar images that can capture this mode.
Samsung introduced the zoom range with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Since then, the company has touted it as a great tool for taking pictures of the moon. And Samsung has always stated that it uses artificial intelligence to enhance these 100x digital zoom shots.
A 2021 SamMobile report called the feature a hack, explaining how Samsung superimposes textures from much higher resolution images of the moon onto shots it takes with the Space Zoom feature.
A recent Reddit thread claims the same thing. Based on the tests conducted by the renderer, it appears that Samsung is using AI to add textures such as craters and other details to images of the Moon that would otherwise have come out as terrestrial.
And there is no additional process to edit the details of the image that was originally clicked. It is a trained neural network that has taken countless pictures of the moon to add information to your moon photos.
LG defends itself, but is not convinced
The post denounces LG for misleading marketing. The renderer links to an article in which the company is quoted, saying that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature 100x zoom to capture multiple frames in a matter of seconds and uses AI to fine-tune details.
Contrary to the latest claims and an old SamMobile article, this suggests that the spatial zoom feature will enhance the details already captured by the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s camera.
So while Samsung has been pretty clear about using deep learning AI to deliver high-quality lunar images, Redditors are upset with the company not being open about the end result.
And it is not the same that our smartphone takes many photos from us and edits them, as our Samsung takes photos from the Internet in good quality and superimposes them on the original photo.