Now, Samsung is rumored to be looking to add such technology to the camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The device is still unannounced, but will be unveiled at IFA Berlin in September according to Samsung's mobile chief J.K. Shin, who should know. The buzz around the water cooler is that the Korean based OEM was also looking at adding 3X optical zoom to the phablet's rear camera, but was forced to reconsider because of the thickness that would have been added to the device.
Samsung offers its own line of cameras, including the Android powered Samsung Galaxy Camera which could help blur the line between a stand alone snapper and the camera on one of its smartphones. The tech titan is expected to soon introduce a camera-centric model of its Android flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The camera on back of the unit is expected to be equipped with a 16MP sensor and offer a 10X optical zoom. Samsung is looking to bolster the camera on its handsets to challenge Nokia which has been heavily promoting the low-light picture taking prowess of the cameras on its latest Nokia Lumia models.
source: etnews (translated) via AndroidAuthority