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Samsung Announces New Ultra-Stable 13MP Camera for Smartphones

OIS camera

Smartphone cameras have seen a major improvement over the last two years, with some of the newer flagship devices such as the LG G2 and the Galaxy Note 3 featuring nifty image stabilization that allows users to take fantastic photos. This morning, Samsung announced an entirely new 13 megapixel OIS mobile camera, one that will see mass production starting in early 2014; hopefully just in time for the Galaxy SV

The new hardware is said to be ultra-stable, capable of correcting angular errors by up to 1.5 degrees. In addition, the newest sensor can capture photos in low light that are eight-times brighter than the sensor currently found on the market.

The best piece of news to come from the announcement is that Samsung is reportedly working with multiple smartphone manufacturers on the tech, so this new hardware shouldn’t be limited to purely Galaxy devices. That’s what we like to hear.

Via: Engadget | Samsung

  • chris125

    Moto you should be first in line for these.

  • MicroNix

    “The best piece of news to come from the announcement is that Samsung is
    reportedly working with multiple smartphone manufacturers on the tech,
    so this new hardware shouldn’t be limited to purely Galaxy devices.”

    This is why Samsung will always be > Apple

  • evltwn

    Motorola should be at the front of the line for this.

    • MicroNix

      3 years ago

  • interstellarmind

    A SAMSUNG NEXUS 6: HYPEBEAST MODE ENGAGED!

    …too soon?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Samsung gave that up when they made the abomination comonly known as the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Nagini

        RIGHT! I went through FIVE of those! That phone had THE worst burn in (from the software buttons) and the worst battery life out of ANY phone I’ve ever used.

    • Detonation

      any time is too soon

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Finally some good innovation. Not no stinking ultrapixel crap

    • JoshGroff

      To be fair, my HTC One takes better close ups and low light pics than my S4 ever did. And as a phone reseller, that’s something I value in a camera. It all depends on what you need, it’s not perfect for everyone but I find it useful.

      • MicroNix

        Interested if you ever put the S4 in low light mode and took a picture? The difference between that and auto on my S3 is jaw dropping.

        • JoshGroff

          I just use auto, too lazy to mess with settings. >.>

  • Colton

    would love to see low light examples! “8 times brighter” is a big claim and would love to see improvement there.

    • IanKellogg

      it could just mean 8 times brighter than the sensor it is replacing and not a claim against another manufactures.

      • epps720

        If it was 8x better than the camera on the GNex, that would bring that camera to being mediocre

      • Colton

        valid point..i have the s4 and love the camera but wouldnt complain about 8x brighter low light pics! assuming it means the s4’s 13mp camera it is replacing.

    • SA_NYC

      Your point is a good one. 8x, my butt… My guess is the pics end up being slightly better than what is currently doable.

  • http://www.dannyayers.net DAyers

    Now you can take the most stable, high resolution but still low light photos in the world!

  • Ian

    Looks kind of thick. Hopefully, its a prototype and won’t cause upcoming devices to be fatter on account of the camera module.

    • IanKellogg

      looks the same as others to me.

    • Sqube

      Wait, are you the consumer that people are talking about when they say “our phone is 0.1mm thinner than the competition… you care”?

      Cuz I’d gladly take a slightly thicker phone if it meant more space to put a battery. I don’t need my phone to be 27 microns thick.

      • epps720

        I’m with you I would prefer a fatter phone if it meant better battery and camera but that camera looks pretty big if you ask me.

        • Sqube

          It looks kinda big, but there also isn’t anything else around it to give a sense of how zoomed in this shot was. There’s a lot of detail on that picture.

  • Mario Williams

    Galaxy SV Hypebeast Mode ENGAGED!!

    • JBartcaps

      No