Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to come with a 12MP OIS camera, not a 16MP one
A new report courtesy of South Korea's ETNews claims that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 flagship phablet will opt for a 12-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), instead of the 16-megapixel ISOCELL we have a very good reason to expect.
The source goes further, suggesting that Samsung and its hardware partners already have production facilities set up. Apparently located in Tianjin, China, the facility will take care of the 12MP unit's mass production (the Note line is quite popular). According to the report, further investments into the factory could allow for a yield of as many as 3 million units a month, which would satisfy demand for the new Samsung phablet. Lastly, the source claims that a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera is what the Note 4 will have on board.
While it would definitely be misleading to say that any of us have a 100% reliable information on the upcoming Note 4, this particular piece of information just doesn't sit right with us. Quite frankly, such a move would be quite untypical of Samsung -- a company that has cemented an approach that seeks to provide timed, but undeniable hardware upgrades with its every other generation of smartphones. In fact, early AnTuTu benchmark passes of the suspected two versions of the Note 4 (Exynos and Snapdragon), both indicate a 16MP rear shooter. Interestingly enough, however, AnTuTu detected a 3.7MP front-facing camera with both devices.
More as we know it, folks!