Samsung developing 16MP optically stabilized smartphone camera (but not in time for Note III)


Optical stabilization is one of the big buzzwords for smartphone cameras this year, and we’ve seen the feature pop up in models like the LG G2, Samsung GS4 Zoom, and of course a number of Nokia Lumia models, which really brought the tech to our attention. Now a new rumor out of South Korea says that Samsung is looking to continue to embrace stabilization going forward, and has been working on a stabilized 16-megapixel imaging system for its future smartphones.

Reportedly, Samsung had been intending to launch this new camera inside the Galaxy Note III, which we’re expecting to see go official a week from Wednesday. As the tale goes, apparently Samsung hit some delays getting things ready in time, which may be tied to issues with how the stabilization interacts with the camera’s auto-focus abilities.

That said, it sounds like Samsung is committed to seeing development of this camera through, and it will be popping up on future hardware – just not the Galaxy Note III. Since it seems like a pretty big feature, the kind we’d expect Samsung to fully exploit for a flagship launch, missing the Note III means we may end up waiting until the Galaxy S 5 to see this puppy debut.

Source: Naver (Google Translate)
Via: Pocket-lint

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