Properly, it seems just like the Samsung + Olympus hearsay from again in April may really turn into true. I nonetheless suppose it’s an odd pairing, however GSMArena experiences that not solely is the Samsung Galaxy S22 is reported to not function a brand new model of the 108-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HM3 sensor, nevertheless it’ll have a brand new 200-megapixel Olympus branded digicam module.
The information seems to return from Korean web site Pulse News, citing “a number of trade sources”. So, I’d nonetheless deal with this one as a hearsay for now, nevertheless it’ll be fairly attention-grabbing if it does occur. Olympus has by no means touched smartphones up to now, however maybe this is among the new instructions the corporate is taking since its acquisition by JIP.
The pairing of Samsung and Olympus continues to be odd to me. Partly as a result of Olympus has zero lineage and has proven no curiosity up to now in relation to smartphone cameras but additionally as a result of Samsung’s been doing a fairly good job of issues to this point all by themselves… Properly, principally. Samsung has historically led the way in which on DxO Mark smartphone scores, though they do appear to be slipping of late, with their present S20 Extremely 5G sitting in thirteenth place behind Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Apple and Vivo.
Smartphone corporations teaming up with digicam producers isn’t a brand new or bizarre thought. Huawei, for instance, teamed up with Leica (who now appear to have gone their own way), VIVO paired themselves with Zeiss and OnePlus has just joined forces with Hasselblad. However Olympus? Perhaps teaming up with Olympus isn’t such an odd thought. neither Leica, Zeiss nor Hasselblad actually had any curiosity in smartphones till all of a sudden, they did.
Maybe Samsung sees becoming a member of forces with Olympus as a method to battle again on these rankings. There’s some fairly cool tech in Olympus’ mirrorless cameras that does seem to be it will be effectively suited to smartphones. Issues like Reside Composite and Reside Time lengthy exposures. Perhaps a few of these options are going to start out popping up in Samsung smartphones, too?
No matter occurs, if this finally ends up being true, I’m very curious to see precisely what they do, particularly with the reportedly insane 200-megapixels.