Samsung is Developing 20Mp Camera Modules for Smartphones
Apparently, 16Mp ISOCELL camera module isn’t the only thing that’s brewing inside Samsung’s R&D facility. Upcoming smartphones from the South Korean company could sport the more resolute 20Mp camera sensor on the back. Sources recently unveiled that December 1, was the date when the company started the project to build such technology from scratch.
The module may include an elaborate lenses set and improved autofocus actuator. However, it isn’t known whether the camera will have optical image stabilization or the ISOCELL feature. We heard that Samsung is planning to adopt the OIS feature in the Galaxy S5, meaning that the company will need to procure about 50 million suspension units for the camera. This could be the reason why the source also added that the 20Mp camera sensor will be ready in latter months of 2014. There’s even a possibility that the sensor won’t reach Samsung’s flagship devices until 2015.
As for 2014, it is expected that the 16Mp ISOCELL camera sensor would land on about a quarter of new devices sold. This would peg the production yield to approximately 90 million units. This could represent models like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4.