Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors tip a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization

May 28, 2013
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The Galaxy Note 3 rumors have focused quite a bit on the processor and the display, however it looks like we are now getting some dealing with the camera. Or more specifically, some rumors dealing with the camera as well as some of the related features. The details are coming by way of the Korean language ET News site who are reporting the handset could launch with a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization.

The report, which is based off of word of unnamed industry sources suggests that Samsung will have the Galaxy Note 3 equipped with the optical image stabilization as well as shutter functions. There was also some talk of the handset possibly having a 3x optical zoom, however that doesn't seem as likely given the thickness of the Galaxy Note 3. Just to clarify the differences between optical and digital image stabilization.

With optical stabilization everything is done with the hardware. A slightly more technical description is how optical comes in when there is a moving element inside the camera lens. On the other hand, the digital stabilization uses software technology. Aside from hardware related rumors, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 3 during IFA which will take place this coming September.

Looking back to some of the earlier rumors and the Galaxy Note 3 could round out with a 5.99-inch Full HD display along with 3GB of RAM, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, TouchWiz and the latest version of Jelly Bean. As for that processor, that is looking like it will be an octa-core processor.

In this case that is expected to break down to a 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 and a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7. All said and done, while nothing is official until we hear it direct from Samsung -- the rumors do have the Galaxy Note 3 shaping up to be a decent upgrade over the currently available Note 2. Aside from the specs, the real question may be when the handset will actually be available for purchase.

SOURCE: Korea IT News


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  • josh

    Samsung copied nokia yet again,first with wireless charging but now with optical image stabilization, its time nokia copied samsung :)

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      All bigger cameras have OIS of some sort. It was only a matter of time until it started arriving in handsets. I wouldn’t really call it copying.