Advancing smartphone technology is on the verge of incorporating cameras that will meet the performance levels of standalone digital cameras. Samsung is also contributing much to the trend, as evident from reports that its Galaxy Note 3 on it’s release date will come with an improved camera, featuring optical image stabilization (OIS) capabilities and shutter functionalities.
ETNews reports that the Galaxy Note 3’s rear camera will have a 13MP sensor and feature OIS capabilities. OIS technology, which is widely used in mobile devices, reduces blurring caused by motion while capturing images or shooting videos. Note 3’s 13MP camera may allow users to edit pictures with the S Pen. A 3x optical zoom is also under consideration, but it could be rejected because it may increase the thickness of the device, affecting its slim profile.
With the added camera features, Galaxy Note 3 will definitely be a powerful handset. The device is expected to sport a 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 3GB RAM and Samsung’s proprietary processor, i.e., the 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chip. The GPU is supposed to have 8 cores, making it all the more powerful.
True, smartphone cameras cannot supplant point-and-shoot digicams, but they are increasingly used as the primary camera. The Nokia’s PureView and HTC’s UltraPixel technologies are widely acclaimed camera technologies in the smartphone industry. Latest technologies correct motion-induced issues at the lens or sensor level.
Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S4, is touted for its camera enhancements. The soon-to-be-launched Galaxy S4 is basically a camera phone likely to feature a 16MP sensor and 10x optical zoom. Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Camera describes its proficiency in camera technology. So, it is not surprising to see enhanced camera features in the Galaxy Note 3 likely to be unveiled at the Germany IFA conference scheduled for September.