Samsung to include OIS, Samsung Pay on entry-level and mid-range handsets
posted by Alan F. / Dec 08, 2015, 11:10 AM
This year, it has been Samsung's mid-range smartphones that have kept it on top of the industry's list of market share leaders in emerging markets. To keep demand high for its non-flagship phones in these regions, Samsung has reportedly decided to add OIS to the rear cameras that adorn both its entry-level and mid-range handsets. For example, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) will both include OIS. The feature made its Samsung debut with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which was launched last year, It has been reserved for Sammy's high-end models since then, although that is going to change.
Besides OIS, another feature that will start appearing on the manufacturer's low and mid-range models is Samsung Pay. The mobile payment service is currently operating in South Korea and the U.S. and could expand to China, Spain and the U.K in the first quarter of 2016.
source: ETNews (translated) via GforGames
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Samsung going boss mode.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 11:15 AM 18
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Interactive active mode and steady shot in Z3 /Z4/Z5 is actually better than OIS. So who cares even if they integrate or not. Specially excellent on the Z5.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 11:49 AM 3
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Right, that's why Sony A7 Mark II uses Interactive active mode and steady shot and not a 5-axis in-body mechanical stabilization, right?? You do know that A7 Mark II is a proper FF camera, unlike your mobile phones which pretends to have a camera. You would think if the so-called software stabilization was better, they would actually use it in their proper camera which costs cool $1,699 without any lenses.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:20 PM 7
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Still isnt outselling anyone yet so it is something that matters to you I guess. Also in one video I saw, Steady Shot didnt help as much as you think it does, even on a 23MP setting. Auto-focus not quite as fast as the Note 5. The Xperia is a very nice device, but it isnt the end all of devices
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 3:23 PM 0
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And don't get me wrong, i have owned z z1 z2 and now z3c, hoping for something better, but got the same dissapointing camera every year. They said z5 is gonna have a killer camera..... but no ois. With a tiny smartphone sensor you need ois.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 3:34 PM 0
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and these so called mid rangers will be more expensive than last years flagships,
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:07 PM 6
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Google you picked the wrong time to scrub the Google play edition series. I'd kill for a galaxy s7 plus, no edge, with enyxos and 4gb of ram. Only software I want the choice of downloading from touchwiz are the music, video, and camra apps.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:14 PM 1
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Does the addition of Samsung Pay mean including MFT or only NFC?
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:24 PM 1
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Well, that is the beauty of Loop Pay. Even without NFC, Sammy can go to MST and users will still be able to run the service. Regards, Alan F.
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 12:52 PM 3
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Damn, I wish Apple does that too for small iphones
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 2:14 PM 0
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What if with the new phones Apple also announced a refresh of the 2 year old ones? 5S and 5C with Force Touch and NFC would make for fairly good midrangers
posted on Dec 08, 2015, 2:41 PM 0
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