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Samsung: How about we slap a 16MP camera with Xenon on the back of a Galaxy S III (rumor)

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Samsung: How about we slap a 16MP camera with Xenon on the back of a Galaxy S III (rumor)
Now here is a wacky rumor - a tipster has reportedly seen a device that Samsung is prepping to unveil next week at the IFA 2012 expo, alongside with the Note II, that converges the Galaxy S III, save for the calling part, and a camera.

The shooter is about to sport the same 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S III on the back for a viewfinder, with no physical buttons to get in the way. The reported resolution is 16MP, with 10x optical zoom, and the point-and-shoot reportedly runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No specifics about the chipset are given, but considering that there will be no cellular connectivity for voice, just for data, Samsung would have very well gone for its own Exynos brand of processors.

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As for the design of this Galaxy S III-inspired camera, it is going to be thicker than the phone, of course, but the source says just 1.5-2 times thicker, which would be an engineering marvel, considering the alleged 10x optical zoom and a pop-out Xenon flash the device has been tipped to sport.

Nikon recently outed an Android-laden camera, so we are waiting with bated breath if the next week's Samsung announcements will follow through.

source: GSMArena

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posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:42 1

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


That design looks speet. But they should make sure it's landscape oriented.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:57

6. dickwyn (Posts: 569; Member since: 07 May 2012)


that looks like the galaxy s iii with a camera case

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:08 3

13. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


That's the point. Plus why make a new device when they could just use the parts already in production

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:23 1

15. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


basically, it's just a "smart camera". Doesn't have calling capability. Just have some 808 pureview instead of this, atleast, IMO.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:38 1

19. megaSUNNY (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


no way! it cant compete with that pureview camera.But it will be good news for android users surely.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:59 3

7. MeoCao (unregistered)


Can it compete with PureView?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:30 4

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


not even close. 808 pureview is on par with DSLRs. P&S are far from close.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:36 5

18. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


-___- smartphone cameras are not on par with DSLRs. OK?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:53

21. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


ohh. okayyy sirrr.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:48

28. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


with those from lower levels, are...I mean, is=808

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:29 3

25. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


@neutralguy I beg to differ, my friend. Just because it's a "40+" megapixel camera phone it doesn't mean it can be on par with dslrs. Plus I can name a lot of p&s cameras that would make the 808 pics look like instagram.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 09:46

26. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


okay. I agree, i know my comment's too exaggerated when saying it's on par with dslr, but all i can say is and a bit sure that 808's technology can beat most p&s. It's not only because it of the sensor my friend, but also on what they did on that sensor. PureView tech is an amazing innovation in camera tech.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 13:40

27. ph00ny (Posts: 586; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Spot on

I LOL'd so hard at the notion that pureview was on par with DSLR

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:49

29. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


don't choke with your ignorance

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 08:46

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5536; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Interesting. I wonder if Sammy's new toy is positioned against the Sony Cybershot line? At least Apple can't claim that Sammy is copying what it (Apple) already invented.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:42

2. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)


lol seriously???

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:45 6

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1651; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Better patent, that idea ... evil is lurking.. lol

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:50 5

4. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia pureview 808 killer.the phone should be as thick as pureview 808.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:01 2

8. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


This is not a phone

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:05 4

11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


You can't compete with Nokia's 41MP marvel. Have you looked at the detail of its photos? Check GSMArenas camera comparison tool for a glimpse at just how good it is. Not going to argue that the software would be better and that Sammy can't make a good camera, but they can't touch the 808 on that front.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 06:55 2

5. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Yet another avenue for android expansion,a different niche of customer but strengthening the user base

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:01 1

9. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I don't think Samsung should waste their time develop this type of camera phone. Samsung doesnt even has the best quality lens like Nokia and SOny has.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:53

31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Nokia has great optics and perfectly shaped lens. Sony doesn't.
If they did their handsets would make much better photos. Sony is doing the same mistake as htc. Depending on cpu and gpu power instead of biuld a decent camera module. Overprocessing ruins image quality.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:04

10. jove39 (Posts: 1251; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Pureview (41mp) isn't that big...then 16mp phone will be a lot thinner than this rendition!!!

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:07

12. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 825; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


And what kept them from doing this 3 years ago (if true)?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:14

14. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well probably cause there was no way of knowing if there was a market for it. After the success of the pure view they probably figured it was worth a try like the note. Well if ruger is true

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:28

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Inspired by nature again?

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 07:39

20. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


i think it'd be safer to assume it's inspired by PureView.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 08:06

22. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Xenon flash was a big thing during the camera war days on smart phones. Now it's just a thing of the past. Its all about power nowadays, how much power can an OEM put in a phone. Seems as thoughl the camera wars is starting to resurge.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 15:51

30. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


you have no bloody idea whar are you talking about. There was a pool a few days ago. Many users ticked camera as a one of the primary function in their smartphones. You really think LED flash is good enough? Then you've never used xenon. Therefore you are wrong. Period.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 08:31

23. Levon (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


:facepalm:

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 18:28

32. choybrwn22 (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


if i can recall samsung did sum similar to this a few years ago when they released the worlds first 12mp camera the pixon 12 an the w880 a month later while sony announced the first at ces the same year the idou later known as the satio so wats here is nun new here's the linkhttp://www.gsmarena.com/12mp_samsung_w880_storms_south_korea_with_3x_optical_zoom_and_720p_hd_video-news-1146.php

posted on 25 Aug 2012, 00:27

33. boycottapple (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


QUICK PATENT IT BEFORE APPLE RELEASES THE iCAMERA OR WE WILL NEVER SEE THE END OF INSTAGRAM DUCK FACES IN APPLE STORES

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