Samsung's flagship phones have long had optical image stabilization (OIS), and most recently it incorporated the same camera technology into its mid-range Galaxy A lineup, starting with the Galaxy A72. Soon, the tech giant may introduce a more advanced image stabilization system to its phone cameras.
A new report from GalaxyClub suggests Samsung's future smartphones will feature sensor-shift cameras like that of the iPhone 12 Pro Max. For the uninitiated, this type of camera is integrated with sensors that move to compensate for vibrations when you're taking a photo. In contrast, OIS involves moving the lens to stabilize the image.
There's no clear indication as to when we might see this image stabilization system in an actual phone. For now, Samsung is reportedly testing the sensor-shift camera for a new device.
That said, there's every chance the image stabilization system could be integrated into Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S22 series. In addition, a few days ago, a Twitter post made rounds on the web claiming that the South Korean tech firm was collaborating with Olympus for the camera of its next-generation flagship devices. The Japanese camera maker is known for building cameras with sensor-shift systems, so it's possible that Olympus may be developing the rumored sensor-shift camera for future Samsung handsets.