Samsung To Consider Optical Zoom For Galaxy Note III [Rumor]


A camera is one of the main functions on a smartphone that users rely on, on a daily basis, and it’s also an area where there’s always room for improvement. Gone are the days where a smartphone would feature a 2 -megapixel camera — we’ve moved on to bigger and better things, and now we’re awaiting a 20-megapixel camera, which is rumored to be featured in the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Last night an unnamed Samsung official reported to Korea’s ETNews that the upcoming Galaxy Note II successor will feature a 13-megapixel camera, optical image stabiliztion and optical zoom capabilities – this will make for quite a remarkable camera, on what’s rumored to be a super powerful device.

Samsung’s new optical image stabilization, enables the camera assembly to physically move around the designated area, in order to prevent motion blur – which occurs commonly, when taking action shots.

The optical zoom will enable the user to zoom in, on a specific object – whilst maintaing the highest quality, which is available through the camera.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note III is scheduled to debut early September, during this years IFA trade show in Berlin. Many people struggle to make the transition from a smartphone to a ‘phablet’, as they feel it’s too large, and there’s not enough exclusive features included – if Samsung could include optical zoom and an improved optical image stabilization system in the new Note II successor, it may win over some new customers, which will be eager to pick up the new Note III.