Samsung is a good company. Really huge. Or, yes, of course it is a conglomeration of many different companies that do more or less independently of their thing. Sometimes this is useful, but sometimes its better results if the left hand knows what the right hand is up to. And therefore adds the Samsung Wireless Business Division along with the Camera Business Division , with the aim of better smartphone cameras.
In recent years, raging called ‘megapixel race’ unabated. Were Samsung’s Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3 still features an eight megapixel camera, the Galaxy S4 made this year jumped to a 13 megapixel sensor. And if we are to believe the rumors, the Galaxy S5 later with a camera with a resolution of up to 16 megapixels .
It is also clear that increasing the number of megapixels is only useful if the technology itself develops along – so it is possible lack of optical image stabilization in the camera of the upcoming Galaxy S5 a rather, shall we say, remarkable thing. And not necessarily in a positive way, which we should note that this is rumor.
Anyway: where other phone makers are trying to get their cameras own unique edge to give – Nokia with its very good PureView camera, HTC with somewhat less successful Ultra Pixel cameras – continues Samsung but are cameras which, although good, but never really above it jump. Time for action.
No sooner said than done – although the merging of two divisions is quite a chore, and we – the consumers – for now the fruits are not yet there picking. Samsung itself targets in any case, that in due course the camera in their Galaxy Note and supermodels said shelf, a USP – unique selling point – will be. And that is of course an interesting prospect – if it comes to that far.