A majority of manufacturers are working to make sure their handsets are equipped with better cameras. But despite what some consumers may believe, a higher megapixel count will not always produce better images. Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics Subsidiary has confirmed a new 13-MP camera sensor that isn’t focused on a megapixel count, but instead it will bring more features and offer better performance than cameras on current Samsung mobile devices.
The new camera sensor will bring an anti-shake feature capable of correcting an angular error of up to 1.5-degrees, resulting in blur-free images. It doesn’t sound like much, though this improvement would be better than most regular digital cameras available in the market today, which are somewhere around 0.7-degrees.
Additionally, the new camera sensor will allow users to capture better photographs in low-light conditions with a brightness level that is eight times higher. The most interesting piece of information here is that the module has low power consumption and is small enough to fit in any smartphone today without increasing its thickness.
Currently, the Korean manufacturer is currently sampling the camera with manufacturers and is expected to go in production in the first half of 2014. It is expected that the camera module will make an appearance in the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is rumored to launch next year.