While more megapixels does not necessarily mean a better camera, it is unfortunately still heavily marketed by companies. After all to the average consumer, bigger numbers usually means better, right? In any case it seems that Samsung could be working on a 20MP camera module that is set to debut in the second half of 2014. This is according to Korea news website, ET News who claims that Samsung Mobile’s Advanced Development Team has begun working on such modules. Assuming there is any truth in these claims, it means that said module could possibly debut in 2014’s Galaxy Note 4 as it might be a bit too late for the Galaxy S5, especially since the Galaxy S5 is rumored to sport a 16MP camera instead.
The reason for working on a 20MP camera module is also because it has been rumored that Samsung will not be including optical image stabilization in its 2014 cameras due to components not arriving on time, which means that they will be trying to use the megapixel count as a way to differentiate its devices. While Samsung’s phones have not exactly been slouches in the camera department, we’re sure there are users out there who would rather more advanced camera features rather than simply increasing the megapixel count, but what do you guys think?
It wasn’t too long ago that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 3, the successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 2. Given the specs of the device, it was priced at a premium but the good news is that if you do not have the cash to splash but would like to have a Galaxy Note-like device, you might be interested to learn that Samsung is reportedly planning a Galaxy Note 3 Lite that will debut at MWC 2014. Earlier we had reported on a Samsung device that was spotted in shipping manifests that went by the model number SM-N7505. According to SamMobile, they are “confirming” that this device is indeed the Galaxy Note 3 Lite.
As we mentioned in our earlier report, there were two display sizes mentioned. One was at 5.49” and the other at 5.7”. Apparently Samsung is still testing both sizes and it is unclear as to which size Samsung will go with in the end. Other rumored specs of the Galaxy Note 3 Lite includes a possible downgraded camera which will be at 8MP instead of the 13MP on the original Galaxy Note 3. The display could also see a change from Super AMOLED to LCD. As it stands the rumors claim that Samsung has Galaxy Grand Lite that will also debut at MWC 2014.