When it comes to Samsung’s plans for its 2014 smartphones, we can’t seem to stop talking about the cameras. While there’s plenty to be happy about with the imaging performance on 2013 Samsung flagships, we’ve been anticipating how things might change for the better as we start seeing the arrival of 16-megapixel sensors using ISOCELL technology for significantly enhanced color accuracy. Still, not all the news has been good, like rumors that the Galaxy S 5 might lack optical stabilization. Whether today’s news is good or bad depends on your feelings about the megapixel race, as analysts claim that Samsung is moving towards the use of a 20-megapixel sensor.
Supposedly, Samsung could start using such a component in its phones beginning sometime in the second half of 2014; while this report doesn’t mention the handset directly, that sure has us thinking that we could be talking about this camera making a debut in the Galaxy Note 4.
With the arrival of handsets utilizing this sensor, analysts predict the rest of the industry following along, and 20-megapixel cameras becoming the norm as we push into 2015.