Secrets in the world of the modern technology industry are like water in a sieve, they tend to flow out. With the launch of the Note 3 imminent next week at the IFA in Berlin, new reports have come in providing some specs on next year's Galaxy flagship, the S5.
They claim that Samsung has already begun to develop 16MP camera sensors equipped with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for their next phone which is to be launched in March.
This will provide image quality above that of the already impressive Galaxy S4 with an increased megapixel count, as well as the added image stabilization software. Samsung fans who expect to see some of this OIS magic in the Note 3 should however prepare to be disappointed, as the electronics giant was not able to procure enough units for the phablet and thus shelved the idea.
On the other hand, not having OIS on the Note is unlikely to hurt Samsung's mobile sales very much, as there are enough Galaxy devices to act as a cushion in the unlikely event the Note 3 becomes a flop.
For those who need a powerful smartphone with a great camera here and now, there is always the Lumia 1020 with its 41 mega-pixel camera available at AT&T or if you can wait for a brief period of time, the yet to be announced Sony Xperia Z1.