This means the first smartphone to get the 16MP camera with OIS technology will be the Galaxy S5, the new flagship from Samsung apparently coming sometime mid-2014, the same as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4.
Samsung has got better at smartphone cameras throughout the years, the Galaxy S4 has an impressive sensor but Samsung’s slapdash software makes taking a photo with their modes an odd and unreliable experience.
The increase in megapixels and introduction of OIS to the Galaxy S line will not be the only difference on the Galaxy S5. The new flagship is set to be the first smartphone from Samsung with a full metal build, skipping away from the cheap plastic.
Samsung needs to seriously content with HTC and Apple when it comes to design now, even though the Galaxy S4 will probably go on to sell 30 – 50 million units this year alone, the HTC One is making good sales on Android and many still class the iPhone as a better experience simply because of the design.
Knowing Samsung, the Galaxy S5 will also come with the top of the line specs. This means a whole new processor, possibly from Samsung, possibly from Qualcomm, Nvidia or MediaTek. 3GB of RAM will be commonplace by 2014 and all providers will be looking to add that amount of RAM to the smartphone.
The Galaxy S5 will also come with 128GB and even 256GB storage options, we heard recently Samsung was working on new flash memory for their smartphones, that could increase the storage by tenfold without changing the size. This and the battery sizes will be much bigger, possibly hitting 500omAh.