Samsung, the South Korean manufacturer is preparing a new surprise for the Galaxy series smartphones. According to PCMag magazine, the giant is preparing a new device that features a camera with a 20 MP sensor. The same source states that this camera is already in development and it will be available in the second half of next year or early 2015.
At this time, the current Samsung flaghsip devices, the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 have a camera of 13 megapixel camera. Recent rumors are talking about a 16 megapixel camera that will be implemented in the Samsung S5. So, we can deduce that the 20 megapixel camera will be available, most likely, on the Galaxy S6 model that will be released by the end of 2014 or early 2015.
Let’s hope that if the Galaxy S6 will have this large camera, we (as users) will be able to save images at 5 MP, but with a higher image quality. I’m not talking about simply reducing the resolution of the camera settings (a feature that’s available on all current smartphones) but rather about scaling down the original 20 MP image. I guess they need to make a new app with a special processing algorithm for this special feature.
So far, Nokia boasts the hottest camera in the smartphone market with its Lumia 1020 device that has a 41 megapixel camera! Another smartphone with a great camera is Sony Xperia Z1 which has a 20.7 megapixel camera.