All the heavy weight smartphone launches from Samsung are done, the Korean company has delivered their most awaited Galaxy S4 and Note 3 already. Without taking any rest the rumour mills have started whispering about Samsung Galaxy S5.
Sometimes back we heard that Samsung has shown interest in metal and the next flagship phones from Samsung would come in metallic body (everyone loves HTC One’s aluminum finish). However, a recent report from Galaxyinfo.com, suggests that Samsung is trying to stay unique and would use faux leather finish on Galaxy S5, like it has done to Note 3 and Galaxy Round. The phone will have plastic construction otherwise without any hint of metal.
In another report the Korean website ETNews states that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a 16 Megapixel camera, an upgrade from current 13 megapixel sensor. Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Division and Sony will compete in the 16 megapixel (CMOS) image sensor market for smartphones.
Samsung’s Flagship devices, such as Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 come equipped with Sony’s sensors. Sony commands the market when it comes to smartphone camera sensors, and they have a new weapon in their arsenal known as ISOCELL which is said to increase light sensitivity. However, if Samsung’s in house System LSI is able to deliver, Samsung may choose to stay with their home team.
An insider from Samsung Electronics’ Wireless Business Division stated, “We have no reason not to work with Sony or System LSI Division as long as they can prove their 16 million pixel CIS performance and mass-production capacities. Things will take shape around the year end because even a camera module sample test has not been completed yet.”