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NewsPoster Dec 2, 2013 08:02 AM
Rumor: Samsung developing 20MP camera sensor for 2014 smartphones
Samsung is reportedly working on a new <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299584==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/10/07/samsung.shows.camera.module.with.13mp.sensor.image .stabilization/" rel='nofollow'>camera module</a> capable of taking 20-megapixel photographs. The company's Advanced Development Team is apparently hoping to get the high-resolution component ready for shipping in the second half of 2014, something which could coincide with a future major smartphone release, such as a successor to the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299585==http://www.macnn.com/reviews/samsungs-galaxy-note-3.html" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy Note 3</a>. <br />
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<div align='center'><img src='http://photos.macnn.com/article_images/117980-md-samsungcameramodule13mpoct2013___Copy.png' style='max-width: 100%;' alt='An earlier 13-megapixel camera module' border='0' pagespeed_url_hash="2089773350"/><br/><span class='minor2'>An earlier <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299586==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/10/07/samsung.shows.camera.module.with.13mp.sensor.image .stabilization/" rel='nofollow'>13-megapixel</a> camera module</span></div><br />
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It is thought that the company will be using 16-megapixel camera modules for 25 percent of mobile devices it will shop next year, which <em>ETNews</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299581==http://english.etnews.com/device/2877942_1304.html#ystfuv" rel='nofollow'>believes</a> will mean approximately 90 million Samsung smartphones and phablets will use the component. This will apparently help the company push towards making the 20-megapixel sensor a "standard" for its flagship products in 2015. <br />
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While Samsung may be looking towards making 20-megapixel camera sensors a typical sight in its device range in the future, it certainly will not be the first to offer such resolutions. The <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299582==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/10/22/six.inch.nokia.phablets.include.premium.mid.range. offerings/" rel='nofollow'>Nokia Lumia 1520</a> has a 20-megapixel PureView camera on the back with autofocus and Zeiss Optics, while the earlier <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299583==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/07/11/takes.simultaneous.38mp.oversampled.5mp.images.for .social.network.sharing/" rel='nofollow'>Lumia 1020</a> and its 41-megapixel sensor can take 38-megapixel images in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, as well as an oversampled 5-megapixel image.
 
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