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Samsung has a secret weapon up its sleeve to take on the iPhone and Pixel

Corephotonics has a strategic licensing agreement with Oppo. (Image source: DPReview)
Corephotonics has a strategic licensing agreement with Oppo. (Image source: DPReview)
A recent tweet posted by Ice universe has made strong implications that Samsung will be focusing on the camera equipment used in future devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S11. Although the tipster did not reveal any specifics, his somewhat cryptic message will offer hope to Samsung fans tired of reading about superior iPhone and Pixel cameras.

It wasn’t that long ago that we reported about Samsung possibly revealing new smartphone-camera technologies with upcoming products. Although it’s still unclear what those technologies could be, a post on Twitter by one of the most renowned leakers of Samsung-related news has reaffirmed that the South Korean manufacturer is not resting on its arguably fading laurels.

Although different outlets offer different opinions about the quality of the camera systems found in Samsung’s devices, it’s frequently claimed that photographic results from competitors such as the iPhone XS Max, Google Pixel 3, OnePlus 7 Pro, and Huawei P30 Pro outshine those produced by anything from Samsung’s flagship devices. Naturally, this is somewhat subjective, with DxOMark singing the praises of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, while readers of another site picked out the Google Pixel 3 as offering the best overall camera performance.

This time, Ice universe is back to his cryptic best; he has not leaked any MP specifications or mind-blowing technology, but what he has said is a handy reminder for Samsung fans who desperately want to see their manufacturer of choice eclipse its rivals. The leaker has posed the question “why did Samsung Electronics acquire Corephotonics, the leader in multi-camera technology?” and left it to his followers to answer.

Corephotonics was acquired by Samsung at the start of the year and is noted as a multi-camera specialist; the company is even involved in lawsuits against Apple in regard to camera technology. Samsung’s acquisition demonstrates the intent the Galaxy manufacturer has of improving the camera setups on its products and should strengthen an area that the firm has always been accused of being weak in.

Ice universe’s followers have speculated on increased optical zooms, higher sensor MPs, and under-display technology as possible features that the Galaxy S11 and other future Samsung smartphones could sport. Clearly, Samsung is upping its game in this field, and utilizing more of Corephotonics expertise could be the secret weapon it needs to leave Google, Apple, OnePlus, and Huawei out of the picture.


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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-09- 7 (Update: 2019-09- 7)