Camera phones could be about to get a whole lot better, as Samsung reportedly begins to merge its mobile and camera teams in a bid to improve the snappers on future flagship phones.
With the likes of the Nokia Lumia 1020 having taken the smartphone camera into new realms earlier this year, Samsung looks set to improve its own integrated handset cameras with the company’s smartphone and camera arms to join forces in order to push the boundaries of the industry.
According to news sources from Samsung’s native Korea, the company’s smartphone and tablet teams will soon work directly with its camera boffins to develop more advanced systems.
An unnamed Samsung official is quoted by ETNews as stating: “We will transplant the brand, sales networks, software competency and manufacturing competitiveness of the Wireless Business Division into the Camera Business Division, and integrate the technical know-how of the two business divisions into competency for differentiating our smartphones.”
Despite the reported joining of forces for Samsung’s mobile and camera arms, it is not expected that the benefits or the merger will come in time for next year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 offering.
Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-on will play host to a relatively standard 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera, with the primary snapper set to miss out on key features such as optical image stabilisation.
Although Samsung this year launched the optical zoom camera incorporating Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, the bulky spin off failed to gain much traction due to its cumbersome size when used as a standard phone.
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