Samsung, the once market leader, has suffered tremendously at the hands of other mobile brands quickly eating into its market share. The brand that once boasted about the camera quality has long been left behind by new brands like Huawei and Xiaomi. There was an immense need for Samsung to boost up the camera department, especially of the flagship smartphones.
The users around the world heaved a sigh of relief after Samsung decided to improvise its camera technology. To stay upright in the competition, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has started the mass production of the 5x optical zoom camera module. This has come as an indication that the component can be readily used in Samsung smartphones.
New developments in the Samsung 5x Optical Zoom Camera
The announcement for the new camera came after the acquisition of an Israeli Camera Technology company Corephotonics. This company had provided similar solutions for companies like Oppo. This move will provide additional vitality to the Samsung cameras.
The upcoming model of Samsung has discarded the traditional method of stacking sensors and lenses atop each other.
The new model with 5X zoom will be merely 5mm thick, indicating that it will fit perfectly with the phone’s body. The model is not expected to be protruding from the back which is a significant development. This will be attained by the arrangement of the sensors and lenses sideways, thereby using the principle of light reflection in a periscope. A slightly longer telephoto lens can also be allowed to fit inside the device.
Which phones will be the first to get the 5x Optical Zoom Camera?
The expected answer might be the new upcoming phone Galaxy Note 10. However, the test run will be done on the Galaxy A series, as it is being rebranded by the company. It has been highly speculated that in the coming months Galaxy A will be released with this camera. This has come as a surprise as Galaxy Note 10 was expected to debut with the camera in August or September.
Will this camera be used by Galaxy Note 10?
It has been rumored that Galaxy Note 10 will come with the vertical rear camera setup. There is a chance that the periscope-style camera module will be placed at the bottom of the camera set-up.