Samsung division to provide dual camera modules for Xiaomi, LeEco and Oppo

According to a report from the Korea Herald, a division of Samsung is going to supply Xiaomi, LeEco and Oppo with dual camera modules starting next month. While Samsung Electro Mechanics does provide single camera modules to Xiaomi, it appears that the company will be shipping dual camera modules for the unannounced Xiaomi Mi 5s. According to the Herald, that phone will be unveiled during the second half of this year.

Besides Xiaomi, Samsung Electro Mechanics will peddle its wares to LeEco. The former LeTV is planning to make "a big splash" when it enters the U.S. market later this year. That splash apparently includes selling handsets with a dual camera setup on back. Another handset manufacturer that is reportedly using the dual camera modules from Samsung Electro Mechanics is Oppo. The latter is the fourth largest smartphone producer globally.

This new business is lowering the Samsung division's reliance on home cooking. Last year, Samsung Electro Mechanics booked 61.8% of its orders from parent company Samsung. Reducing that percentage by adding more non-Samsung business can only make this division stronger. With more smartphone manufacturers turning to a dual camera setup for the back of their phones, revenue should grow higher and higher for this provider of electronic and mechanical components.


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source: KoreaHerald via CNET

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14 Comments

1. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Where I come from we have a saying: "Feed a dog to bark at you!"

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

They are not getting it free.

9. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Oh of course! I mean, as much as I said that, I don't blame them. You gotta do what you gotta do.

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As I am been saying for some time Samsung got 2x cams ready, they just not used them in there own phones, they was looking at them for the s7 but went with what we got now, so if they use them I. The s8 they are not copying Apple as Samsung have made there own cam and not just taken over some other company to use them

2. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

If Samsung completely ditches Sony sensors and Qualcomm processors, they can become a truly vertical integrated company. This is the way to go for them I think. They should do everything in house so it is all optimized properly.

4. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Can only dream

5. FluffyBled unregistered

Wouldn't be sure. I mean, they have the money and the technology!

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

They have the money and tech, that's right. Nevertheless, look at apple they're all outsourcing their parts and yet they're the top dog of the smartphone business. Apple's own ecosystem is what keeping them on top, if samsung can do that then maybe they can be the top dog, still I don't see them leaving google/android.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Only if they can meet the demand.

8. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

If their in-house hardware is as good as their software, they better stay with Qualcomm and Sony :p

14. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Their in house hardware is top of the line, which is why most phones on the market are part Samsung.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

A next-gen Oneplus with dual cameras will be absolute killer... I give em that.

13. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Not with a small battery. No!

12. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Is Samsung delivering the dual camera modules for the rumored iPhone 7 as well?

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