As more reports about the Samsung Galaxy S5 begin to trickle in, there is an indication that this device will be another with a heavy focus on its camera.
The latest Samsung news indicates that the Korean manufacturer plans to begin mass producing an updated 13-megapixel lens for its upcoming devices in early 2014. According to Japanese tech website Tech On, the Samsung Electro-Mechanics subsidiary has been hard at work developing a lens to address the shortcomings seen on the 13-megapixel lens featured on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), this new lens allows for the correction of angular errors of up 1.5 degrees, more than twice the anti-shake correction ability seen on cameras currently on the market. In addition, the lens is expected to produce low-light pictures eight times brighter than the previous 13-megapixel lens featured on the Galaxy S4. The module itself maintains dimensions similar to what is already seen on the market, indicating that these improvements won’t ultimately add bulk to the device in which they are implemented.
Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which released with the same 13-megapixel lens seen on the Galaxy S4, rumors quickly switched to suggesting the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the device to introduce such features as OIS onto the Samsung Galaxy line. Meanwhile, previous reports have indicated that Samsung will begin production for other rumored features for the Galaxy S5 such as a metal chassis, by the end of the year. The Korean manufacturer is expected finalize deals for third party suppliers to mass produce metal casings for the Galaxy S5 in 2014. That in addition to the early 2014 mass production of the new 13-megapixel lens falls in step with the expected release date for the Galaxy S5 in the second quarter of 2014.
Other than these two features, little is known about the Samsung Galaxy S5; however, it shouldn’t be long before Galaxy S5 rumors really begins to take off. Keep in mind that rumors essentially predicted the Samsung Galaxy S4 to a T during its pre-release.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.