Galaxy S6 to use a new 20 MP OIS camera module by Samsung, release date pulled for March
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 23, 2015, 4:03 AM
A fairly mundane report in Korea's Economic Times publication about the wellbeing of Samsung's electro-mechanical division is gracing us this morning with the strongest confirmation so far that the Galaxy S6 might indeed ship with a generous 20 MP camera module, which will be accompanied with optical image stabilisation at that.
This nugget of info is buried in the news that Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) is receiving performance upgrade from Korean analysts for Q1, thanks to its optico-mechanics division, which is responsible for smartphone cameras. It will benefit this quarter, the analysts say, and throughout this year, due to higher-priced camera modules production increase, and, check this, due to the "Galaxy S6 release 2~3 weeks earlier than originally planned." Here's the scoop:
It seems so, and this could mean that the Galaxy S6 will come with said camera unit, and will be released some time in March, soon after the eventual March 2nd announcement.
As for the 20 MP module, last time we heard Samsung is working on something like that was a year and change ago, and at the time it was scheduled for release late last year, and going into phones early in 2015, so it all fits. LG Innotek, after all, boasted a 20 MP OIS module of its own, and Samsung wouldn't want to be left behind, it seems.
Also, the source claimed at the time that December 1st 2013 marked the date when Samsung's R&D department commenced a project to develop such sensor from scratch, including the autofocus actuators, and the elaborate lens set. There was no word as to whether this 20 MP unit will also utilize the space-saving ISOCELL tech, though, but it will all be revealed very soon, and we will be at MWC to tell it to you as it happens.
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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whats next 100mp camera ? cameras are not only megapixels. 1) we need better processing system/software 2) optical zoom/xenon flash .ect
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:08 AM 8
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Better processing?? As if the Galaxy S5 camera wasn't good enough for mobile photography. That ISOCELL has got to be one of the biggest breakthrough in smartphone tech, couple it with superb processing software.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:28 AM 9
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And that is why Samsung is adopting OIS for better lowlight photos. I don't think it's reasonable for anyone to complain on their growing camera module especially when their cameras never fail to impress since Galaxy S2.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:50 AM 9
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Look at the recent camera comparison on Phonearena. EVERY single phone on that test blows S5 out of the water in low light. iPhone 6, 6+, G3 and Lumia completely embarrass it. S5's shots in low light are a fuzzy, dark mess.
posted on Jan 25, 2015, 3:08 AM 0
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F2.0 20mp 1/2.3 inch ISOCELL senor + OIS? Maybe I'm dreaming too much but I think that's plausible :D
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:13 AM 5
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Not dreaming at all friend, my Z2 has that minus ISOCELL and OIS, ISOCELL is just a sensor technology and OIS is just a little cage the sensor sits in, both easy to implement :D Plus, the Lumia 1020 has an F2.2 41MP 1/1.5" OIS sensor
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:22 AM 6
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Will they also use this on the Note 5? or will they use 2 different sensors like what they did on note 4?
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:14 AM 0
Note 4 just had one sensor that is imx 240. The news for the isocell was pulled out as that was a bug. All exynos and snapdragon note 4 use imx240. The last time Samsung discriminated was with galaxy s4 while the exynos got the newer imx135 while snapdragon had the older exmor R
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 5:00 AM 4
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Sony IMX230 vs LG Innotek sensor vs Samsung new ISOCELL vs Omnivision OV23850. Android OEMs spoilt for choice XD
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:29 AM 6
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Actually LG Innotek sensor is Sony Exmor'RS, you can see in another PA post
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 4:42 AM 4
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The best smartphone in the world is Samsung Galaxy S6. iPhone 6 Plus? Be prepared, Samsung will destroy you!
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 6:04 AM 3
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Exynos, camera, ram, storage, amoled display and so Samsung develop and produce by itself. This is huge boys and girls! Show some respect to Samsung.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 6:13 AM 6
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ohh come on, people deslike a 20 MP camera in S6 because it's too much, and what about sony and the Z division, they pull their 20.1 MP year after year.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 6:59 AM 0
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I look forward to this. My S4 takes great outdoor photos, but when I'm inside, all I get is blur, regardless of the amount of light inside. Although, my Nexus 5 wasn't amazing at taking photos, either. My wife's G2 seems much better suited to the task.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 8:36 AM 0
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