Samsung working on sensor-shift camera feature for better photo quality

Samsung is reportedly working on a sensor-shift stabilisation technology to offer better photo quality and improved stabilisation for images.

According to a report by GizmoChina, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer could partner with camera giant Olympus for its future smartphones.

Android Authority suggests that the technology would theoretically allow Samsung to ditch lens stabilisation methods, leading to simple, cheaper lens designs. Of course, more space will be needed around the sensor to implement the technology, especially if Samsung chooses to include it on its larger primary camera sensors, the report said.

The sensor-shift stabilisation technology is not new. Rival Apple brought this technology for the first time on its iPhone devices with the iPhone 12 Pro Max as sensor-shift optical image stabilisation.

The primary 12MP wide sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is larger than a typical camera sensor, will move along the axis with the help of magnets placed in the corners. According to Apple, this tech is capable of making the 7P lens handle the light better, improve ISO sensitivity to about 87 per cent, and improve stabilisation.

Rumours say that Samsung’s foldable devices, which are usually marketed with different USPs, could get the tech in a Galaxy Z Fold3 Special Edition version.

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