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Galaxy S21's in-display selfie camera will likely come with OIS

Samsung might use OIS on its front cameras
Samsung might use OIS on its front cameras (image source: Samsung)
Samsung is reportedly working on two selfie camera modules, one of which supports OIS. It is expected to make its debut alongside the Galaxy S21 next year. This will be the first time an OEM incorporates OIS in a phone's front-facing camera after Sony did it four years ago with the Xperia XA Ultra.
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We're less than halfway through 2020, and the year is already shaping up to be a doozy. At the very least, we have a lot of smartphone releases in store for us. With that in mind, it is undoubtedly too early to start thinking about next year's Galaxy S21, especially when we have seen less than half of what the industry has in store for us in 2020. Nonetheless, some rumors have emerged online that hint that the Galaxy S21 will have OIS on its front-facing camera.

Sammobile stumbled upon an interesting forum post reportedly made by a Samsung insider. It states that Samsung is experimenting with two sensors for the Galaxy S21's front camera. One is a conventional 1/2-inch sensor, while the other is a 1/2.55-inch sensor that supports OIS (optical image stabilization). OIS is a fairly standard feature that has been around on most flagship releases for years. However, this will be the second time an OEM includes OIS on a selfie camera. The upcoming Galaxy Note 20 should give us additional insight into what Samsung has planned for us in 2021.

The Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera performance is sub-par, at best. That is why Samsung has to make sure that Galaxy S21's cameras are near-perfect. Strictly speaking, a selfie camera doesn't need OIS, but it is an excellent feature to have, especially when nobody else in the market has even thought about it.

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Anil Ganti - Senior Tech Writer - 572 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I got my first writing gig at the age of 19. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry and a few other publications like Wccftech before joining Notebookcheck in November 2019. I cover a variety of topics including smartphones, gaming, and computer hardware.
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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-04-13 (Update: 2020-04-14)