Samsung confirms a 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensor is on tap for future flagships
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 07, 2013, 5:17 AM
Korean media was reporting yesterday that Samsung has ordered more than 180 million 16 MP sensors for its flagship handsets next year, and thanks to the analyst event yesterday we can chalk this one up to the semi-confirmed rumors.
One of Samsung's presentation slides had a new 16 MP ISOCELL sensor listed that we didn't previously know about. When it announced the ISOCELL tech with superior low-light abilities, Samsung only mentioned an 8 MP unit is in the works, but the influx of 13 MP and even 20 MP or 40 MP phones, has apparently upped the resolution ante for it.
phone size, judging from the listed 1.12 micron pixels, so we wouldn't expect the utmost quality from it, not to mention there wasn't anything about an OIS module around it, but the slide was about the sensor tech, not the whole camera module, so here's to hoping.Unfortunately, the sensor will still be with a typical mobile
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When it comes to hardware, Samsung is excellent at delivering with their flagships. But they need to start taking their camera more seriously now. For most of the year, the S4 had the best quality camera. But it suffered with low-light quality. They also gimped out on the fabled OIS with the Note 3. The S5 should provide more than enough sampling time for them to get their suppliers up to snuff with their demand. -__-
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 5:27 AM 7
“For most of the year, the S4 had the best quality camera.” You must be living in a samsung fantasy world. When it comes to camera Nokia 808 is the undisputed champion since 2012.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:06 AM 6
As usual samsung fanboy always talking about BS. This article is talking about camera and your beloved friend say “S4 had the best quality camera”. What your friend said is a big lie or a delusion. And if you also think that S4 had the best camera amongst 2013 flagships, that means you're also live in a samsung fantasy world.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 9:12 AM 0
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Leave the cutting edge hardware to Samsung.............and the software to Google :) The big thing is on the horizon guys !
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 5:50 AM 6
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The truth is that TouchWiz is the best thing that happen to Android. No matter how hard you and the iboys try to mislead the ppl,
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 12:38 PM 2
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I am an android fan and i think TouchWiz is one of the worst (trailing only sense 4) things to happen to android. SO MUCH BLOAT, its everywhere, bogging down resources. And then we get into Samsung proprietary apps....which do the same thing as google apps (which are better)...so why? more bloat? Only great thing sammy did was simultaneous apps (even though there were floating apps out first, sammy just did a better job with execution).
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 1:05 PM 5
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So much bloat would be an issue without proper hardware (ie. good ol winmo phones). With the current hardwares, it doesn't seem like an issue at all. Havent had a single instance where i thought my note 3 needed less bloat and more hardware (This doesn't include at&t bs apps that are added to TW)
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 5:56 PM 2
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I have faith in HTC next year, they should learn the mistakes they did this year
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:01 AM 2
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HTC can't compete on the same level as Samsung, Sony, and LG outside of design because they buy components from others whereas these guys build their own to fit their needs
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:11 AM 10
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next galaxy specs: 16mp ois, 2K display, 4 gb ram , 64 bit gpu , 3500 mah battery, improved audio quality. hope good design and quality
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:06 AM 7
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2K display...why? for better battery drain?
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:27 AM 3
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2k display? I don'
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 6:55 AM 0
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