Samsung Galaxy S5 reported to come with 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization and Metallic Body (update)

Important update at the bottom.

According to Korean media Naver, Samsung is reportedly working on a new 16MP camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for future flagship smartphones, but it won't be ready in time for the launch of the Galaxy Note 3.  The report claims that Samsung is in the middle of developing a 16MP sensor that will include OIS.


However, anyone looking forward to having OIS on the Galaxy Note 3 might be disappointed, as Samsung has been unable to obtain enough OIS-enabled sensors from its suppliers and hence has decided to cut the feature out from its next phablet.

The only Samsung smartphone with 16MP optical image stabilisation is the Galaxy S4 Zoom, but unfortunately it is not the phone everyone would like to carry around.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom has a 10x optical zoom on it, which make it look more like a camera rather than a smartphone and is pretty huge. So, the new sensor will more likely be designed for upcoming flagship Android phones, most probably the Samsung Galaxy S5?

It's better to take this news as a pinch of salt. As for the Note 3, we'll know soon enough if those new sensors will make it to the phablet or not, on September 4th in Berlin at IFA.

Samsung's 2014 smartphones to feature metallic body

According to ET News, Samsung is going to change the Galaxy series smartphone design and switch from plastic to metal next year. Samsung 2014 smartphones will use aluminum and magnesium in their body, instead of the traditional polycarbonate.

The report also claims that, Samsung is allegedly working on the new designs and materials at its factory in Gumi, South Korea, and also exporting some of the work to Vietnam. These are just rumours, so do take them as a pinch of salt, until and unless some credible source comes out with the same reports.

Source - Naver & ET News
Via - Pocket-lint & Sammobile
Update via - GSMArena