This is not a surprise, if you guys know what I mean. Samsung should be doing research in these areas, given the trend of ever-increasing battery capacity and the “slimming down” of devices. We are talking about Samsung looking into denser batteries (that means higher capacity to you), and slimmer camera modules (which means slimmer devices overall).
We start with the density of batteries. Currently, your Samsung devices have batteries with 700Wh/l (Watt-hours per liter). Samsung expects to improve to 750Wh/l by the end of 2016 and 780Wh/l by 2018. In consumer terms, that means higher capacities for the same size of batteries you have now, or slimmer batteries for the same capacities you have now. As you know, battery sizes dictate a lot as to the final form factor of a device.
Samsung is also working on RWB (red-white-blue) camera sensors, which supposedly gives “better color fidelity” at smaller module sizes. The quality claim has to be tested in real life situations, but if Samsung can replicate even just the camera quality now, and then promising the smaller pixel size – from 1.12 micron to 1 micron – and a 23% thickness decrease – from 6.5 mm to 5 mm for a 16-megapixel sensor and from 5.2 mm to 4.5 mm for a 13-megapixel sensor – I think we will be all the better for it.
Camera modules also dictate a lot as to the thickness of a device, and it’s all too common to see camera modules protruding from the back of a device because of this. So let’s see how fast Samsung can get these new technologies on line.
VIA: Sam Mobile