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Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X will NOT have OIS: Report

Nexus Camera OIS

While OIS is a prerequisite on modern flagship smartphones, it appears as if #Google doesn’t think so. Ahead of tomorrow’s #Nexus6P and the #Nexus5X unveiling, a new report is suggesting that the two smartphones will not feature optical image stabilization or OIS hardware on board. This is a massive letdown for the fans and might put Google’s two flagships on the back burner even before they’re released.

What makes this decision particularly odd is the fact that the 2014 Nexus flagship, the Nexus 6 comes with OIS on board. So one can only speculate as to why Google or the two manufacturers have decided to refrain from using the hardware.

We saw the Nexus 5X hardware leak out in its entirety earlier today and saw no mention of OIS there. However, with Huawei Nexus 6P touted to be the slightly higher end model of the two, we would have expected to find it on the device, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

There’s still a day to go before the announcement is officially made so we’ll reserve judgment until then to learn if Google had its reasons to exclude this particular feature. It has been said that the Nexus 5X range will start at $379.99 while the Nexus 6P will supposedly start from $499.99, so they don’t seem particularly expensive.

What do you make of this revelation?

Via: Android Police

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  1. I’m not sure how entirely necessary OIS actually is — neither the iPhone 6 or 6S have it. The Plus versions of each do, and from what I’ve read, the Pluses don’t have a marked advantage in photo quality. I guess OIS is like most other camera aspects — one piece of a big puzzle, and it’s more a matter of getting all the pieces to balance then to have every bell and whistle. Just my $0.02.

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