KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung has announced a 13MP camera sensor complete with advanced optical image stabilisation (OIS) technology, which it claims makes the it the "world's highest performance camera module".
The new module, which is tipped to go into mass production early next year, debuts a new kind of OIS technology that can correct angles up to 1.5 degrees, more than double that of most smartphone camera modules. According to Samsung, this extra correction angle will make for sharper images and reduced blur.
The HTC's One's 4MP Ultrapixel sensor is the most advanced on the market at present, allowing corrections of up to 1 degree.
Samsung also claims that the sensor will outdo the competition in terms of brightness, with the 13MP smartphone snapper capable of taking shots and recording HD footage that is up to "eight times brighter" than competing sensors.
Auto focus has also been improved to use less power, which means that the camera shouldn't have too much of a negative effect on smartphone battery life.
You might not need a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to get your hands on the advanced sensor, either. Samsung has said it is developing the module along with "leading smartphone maker," hinting that it won't debut on next year's Galaxy S5.
Given that Apple uses Samsung's camera technology, there's a chance that the 13MP camera could well appear in the next generation iPhone, improving on the 8MP camera that's in the iPhone 5S. µ
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