Samsung Galaxy Note III may arrive without Optical Image Stabilization

August 26, 2013
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There has been plenty of rumor and speculation dealing with the Samsung Galaxy Note III. That talk has included everything from the display to processor and camera. There has also been plenty of chatter about colors. The Galaxy Note III is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch 1080p display and depending on region, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

There had also been talk of a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), but a new report coming from the Korean language Naver is now telling another story. Simply put, it is looking like that technology isn't going to be ready in time for the launch of the Note III. The report touches on how the necessary parts weren't available in the quantity needed.

Basically, it is looking like Samsung is moving forward with the Note III (with an expected announcement in September) just without the OIS technology being included. While it is not looking good for the Note III -- it doesn't appear as is Samsung is ready to move forward without bringing OIS to a handset. In fact, it is now looking like that could arrive with the Galaxy S 5.

This report doesn't specifically mention the S 5, however it does have talk of a 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization coming early next year. Well, that would have things lining up with a time of year when a Galaxy S 4 follow-up device would be announced.

Anyway, while these are unconfirmed reports at the moment -- we should have the official details soon enough. Samsung has an Unpacked media event scheduled for September 4th in Berlin. This is just ahead of the kick-off of IFA 2013 and as a reminder, we will be live on-site to bring the latest.

VIA: G for Games


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