The camera capabilities of smartphones have improved dramatically in recent years, but Samsung is still intent on pushing the boundaries of image quality, to the extent that it has transferred staff from its photography arm over to work on a snapper that will find its way into the Galaxy Note 6.
Pocket Lint reports that this upcoming phablet will pack a camera with a 1/2.3 inch sensor and a f/1.4 aperture, giving it better low light performance.
In addition, the dedicated team assigned to this project are ultimately hoping to create a smartphone camera with a 1/1.7 inch sensor, allowing even more light to be detected and captured.
The Galaxy Note 6 is due in the second half of the year, while it seems likely that 2017’s Galaxy S8 will be the recipient of similarly impressive photographic technology.
That is not to say that the current Galaxy S7 is stuck with a sub-par camera – quite the opposite. But for photography aficionados, there is still a big gap between what smartphones can achieve compared with standalone digital cameras, which is why Samsung still feels the need to invest in addressing the root of this division.