Samsung has managed to go from strength-to-strength in the mobile smartphone space in recent years. The majority of the South Korean company’s successes in this particular industry can be directly attributed to the successes that the Galaxy S range of devices. Samsung’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy S4, has managed to provide the company with their most successful quarter ever in terms of pure profit, with the hope being that next year’s Galaxy S5 will not only build on those successes, but far surpass them.
It may seem a little early to be talking about Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S smartphone, but we should all know by now that the smartphone industry never sleeps. While Samsung executives and engineers are working around the clock to plan out, design and build the S5, it seems that a number of reliable sources are happy to divulge that information to the technology loving public. The Electronic Times News are among the first to come out with some Galaxy S5 rumors, that it will come with a significantly improved camera module as well as a number of other notable specification upgrades.
The sources suggest that Samsung is currently in the process of working with partners to developer a brand new 16-megapixel camera for the Galaxy S5 that will be released in 2014. In addition to the improved rear camera, it’s also being speculated that the onboard camera will feature optical image stabilization (OIS) technologies to vastly improve the quality of images that are captured with the device. Additional details pertaining to any other part of the device specification are sparse at the moment, but it stands to be a fairly impressive upgrade from its predecessor.
The reports also suggest that Samsung wanted to include the new camera technology as part of the Galaxy Note 3, but had to abort those plans due to recurring supply issues. At present, there are only three companies that have successfully managed to develop the Optical Image Stabilization Auto Focus actuator that is required to make this new technology function. It is for that reason that supply of the component is extremely limited, but it is being suggested that production of the part will be vastly increased in time for the launch of the Galaxy S5.
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 should fall in nicely with the company’s yearly launch cycle of this particular series of devices. Sammy will be hoping that any new flagship release is as readily adopted as the current model, which is the Galaxy S4.