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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to boast 20MP camera?

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung is reportedly working on a new 20-megapixel camera sensor for its future flagship phones, with the improved snapper tipped to feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

With the 20-megapixel camera sensor reportedly heading for handsets in the second half of 2014, the Nokia Lumia 1520 rivalling snapper will miss the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-on tipped to make an appearance during the first quarter of the coming year.

Recent Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours have claimed that the iPhone 5S rival will sport a 16-megapixel camera at launch, leaving it in the shadows of the 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 and 20.7-megapixel Sony Xperia Z1.

While the S5 looks set to miss out, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will become the first phone to pack the new 20-megapixel camera sensor. The reports come despite the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 having only been unveiled at IFA 2014 back in September.

Citing unnamed industry sources, Korean news outlet ET News has suggested that the 20-megapixel camera unit is still many months from a widespread rollout.

Samsung Electronics began to develop the 20-megapixel smartphone camera module with a view to releasing it in the second half of 2014,” the sources stated.

Although it has recently been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could move closer to the 6-inch form factor milestone, little is currently known about the future stylus-hosting handset.

Earlier today it was claimed that a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite will be unveiled at MWC 2014, with the cut-price, reduced-spec handset heading to launch early in the New Year.

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December 2, 2013, 12:47 pm

From gsmarena's and dpreview's resolution charts:

Z1: 2200 LPH(31.2%)
Lumia 1020: 3750 LPH(48.9%)

Basically, over 50% of the pixels go to waste if we look at the details in 100% crops. Lenses can't match the small pixel size.


December 2, 2013, 3:03 pm

Generally, increasing mega-pixels will not improve image quality. So, unless Samsung has implemented some other technology, it is just marketing non-sense. The so-called meaningless "specification war".

Any photography website will state the same. Go ahead and research it.

storage wars

December 4, 2013, 11:35 am

they should focus on storage 128GB+ is the way forward, who gives FK about pixels....

Sahil Arora

January 13, 2014, 12:14 pm

Its just a crappy war of specs going between the manufacturers all over the world!! I don't think so that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's having a 20mp camera can give you better image quality!! I have seen many devices giving a far better quality having less MP camera than other devices. Its all about giving a bigger megapixels camera which is not worth for the users!!!

Brandon Roberts

February 13, 2014, 5:47 pm

So right. I'm more worried about removable storage and internal storage than i am with pic quality. I have the note 2 and I've used up both the internal 16g and my external 16g. But i will never get an iPhone cause they still don't offer a good interactive platform like Android. You still have to have iTunes which is total control and no external storage. Go samsung

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