Specs are no longer the deciding factor on whether someone buys a smartphone or not. Of course, they do matter, but not that much as they did a year or two ago. Aside from platform and display size, the camera is now an important thing to consider when purchasing your phone. Samsung, who equips its flagships with modules that produce very good stills and videos, is planning on taking it further.
According to reports, the South Koreans are developing the upcoming Samsung 13MP camera module, a new, stabilized, system with a 13-megapixel sensor, to be included in future phones. Volume production can begin in the first half of 2014, claims the report; depending on when exactly in the first half of next year, we might see it on the Galaxy S 5 (and definitely on the Note 4).
Aside from being optically stabilized for correcting angular errors of up to 1.5 degrees (about twice as much as cameras today), the new module is also said to deliver eight-times brighter images in low light.