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Should more manufacturers follow Samsung with lower resolution cameras but larger pixels and lens? (poll results)

Should more manufacturers follow Samsung with lower resolution cameras but larger pixels and lens? (poll results)
In a move that puts Samsung at odds with the embedded "more is always better" mentality of many an Android manufacturer, the South Korean giant's latest flagship refresh not only didn't better the megapixel count of the camera, but actually dropped it. It probably sounds as if we're being overly dramatic here, but that's a big deal for the industry, especially since blind pixel hoarding can be detrimental to image quality.

Still, for most people, the quality of a smartphone camera is synonymous with the number of megapixels, so marketers the world over have successfully conditioned buyers. Of course, megapixels on their own are a very poor way of judging camera quality, as they're indicators of the level of detail and predictor of none of the other properties of an image. In fact, seeing as how Samsung has gone for a slightly larger camera sensor with larger pixels, along with an even wider, f/1.7 lens, one could argue that the company is on the right path. The question is, do you agree? So we asked you.

According to the results of the poll, the vast majority of participants (nearly 69%) agree that Samsung is on the right path, with just ~12% opposing that statement. Just shy of 20% of voters say they're unsure—likely because they're waiting to see some side-by-side image comparisons featuring both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 (soon!).

Proof:

Should more manufacturers follow Samsung with lower resolution cameras but larger pixels and lens?

It's the right way forward, others should follow
68.81%
It's the wrong way forward, others shouldn't follow
11.88%
I'm not sure
19.31%

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