This is how the variable aperture of the Galaxy S9 works

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ have an aperture that can go from record wide for a phone f/1.5 down to f/2.4, depending on the scenario, which is important for extreme low-light shots, or recording high frame rate videos. Thanks to Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything, and his phone torture chamber, we now know how the system works, too. Upon disassembling the Galaxy S9, he played around with the camera a bit, pushing against the shutter, and found a small lever on the side that actuates the opening and closing, as you can see above. The mechanics of it are pretty breathtaking, …

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