Samsung developing 13 megapixel camera sensor for smartphones and tablets
While Samsung's latest and greatest smartphones, namely the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, come with 8-megapixel cameras, the company is already hard at work developing the next generation of camera sensors for its future devices. One of them is the CMOS-based S5K3L2 BSI camera sensor with 13 megapixels and maximum resolution of 4208 by 3120 pixels, which is now listed as under development on Samsung's web site. It has a 1/3-inch physical size and can capture up to 30 frames per second.
At this time, there is no word as to when this 13-megapixel camera sensor might become ready for mass production, let alone being used in a Samsung smartphone or tablet. It will also take a while before we are treated to any photo samples taken with it, given that the sensor is still being developed. On the bright side of things, Samsung has a 12-megapixel camera sensor - the S5K3L1, which is already being produced in volume, so it might end up in a smartphone near you sooner than later.