Galaxy S5 to have 16MP camera with optical image stabilisation


Samsung is still having problems converting the 16MP shooter found on the Galaxy S4 Zoom and Galaxy Camera to a camera suitable for the Galaxy Note series and the South Korean giant may fall back on a 13MP shooter similar to the Galaxy S4.

The main problem is making the large zoom and sensor fit into the phone, instead of being an extruding part. Samsung is hopeful this will be solved in time for the Galaxy S5, rumoured to be coming mid-2014.

The Galaxy S5 has lots of exciting rumours surrounding it, especially the idea of Samsung making an all metal device, instead of the cheap plastic we have seen on the Galaxy S4 and we will likely see on the Galaxy Note 3.

OIS is still a feature just coming to some devices and the Galaxy Note 3 will not get it according to a new report. The reason for this is scale, Samsung has been unable to grab enough to support the opening few months after launch and has decided to drop it.

Optical Image Stabilisation is quite new for smartphones but the Lumia 1020 and other camera phones have already got the feature inside. It is weird to see Samsung behind in a hardware push, with the company normally on top of all new features.

By the time the Galaxy S5 arrives on the market, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and MediaTek will all have new processor chips out, we believe. 3GB of RAM will be commonplace on Android and it is likely we will see a big push in NFC and LTE.

This is all good news for people wanting their next device to be capable of much more than the previous one. Samsung has started the two-year innovation gap and the Galaxy S4 falls under the “mostly internal change”, similar to the iPhone 4S.

With this in mind, we should see a complete new redesign on the Galaxy S5.