Only 8MP on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Blame LG

Only 8MP on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Blame LGThe much-hyped Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was finally launched a couple of weeks ago, and it impressed in pretty much every way possible. Quad-core processor? Check. 2GB of RAM? Check. Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)? Check.

However, one slight disappointment was the camera. See, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was rumoured to have a 13MP snapper, but it launched instead with just 8MP. Sob.

Of course, it’s not just about the number of megapixels; it’s what you do with them that counts. But 13MP would’ve looked a lot better on paper, at least.

According to Korean site DDaily, Samsung did indeed intend to whack a 13MP camera in the Galaxy Note 2. So what happened?

Essentially, LG got to the supplier, Sony, first, and placed a massive 13MP order. As such, Sony was unable to entertain Samsung. Bah.

LG’s order pertains to the imminent LG Optimus G. As well as a 13MP camera, LG Optimus G specs include a quad-core processor, 4.7 in display (1280 x 768), and 2GB of RAM. Not too shabby. It lands in Korea this month.

via: SlashGear

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2012 at 12:11

Better a well implemented 8 MP camera, than a 13 pixler that only impresses on paper.

Pondlife  Sep. 11, 2012 at 12:14

That sounds like bad business for Sony, surely would've got more sold in N2, depends on how well they did the deal I guess

danielkempe  Sep. 11, 2012 at 12:25

Totally agree with Jan ST /MOD on this one, as you really don't need a crap 13mp sensor, rather an improved 8MP sensor... Why has this even got it's own post?

Pondlife  Sep. 11, 2012 at 12:32

As very little happening probably. Why the assumption that the sensor is crap and worse than the 8mp seems some leap in logic to me.

neelsn007  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:10

Agreed, Nokia at least proved one thing with the Lumia 920 that you don't need more megapixels just better camera tech. Samsung should incorporate their camera tech into their phones and design the sensor themselves. Then again Samsung aren't exactly know for their amazing cameras.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:13

hahaha I was gonna say... Samsung's cameras are a bit like Touchwiz ;)
Though, you often get good deals 6 months after launch.

Pondlife  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:20

Although Nokia proved with the 808 that you do need more megapixels ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:25

"need"? More "can make clever use of".... Lets not underestimate this little fact: Nokia made and sold more cameras (in phones, granted) than any other company. It really is no accident that the N8 is probably still one of the best camera phones out there. Heck, the N95 beats most current 5 MP phones - and some shoddy 8 MP ones...

Pondlife  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:41

Was just a half joke reply to them proving anything with the 920, which they are still working on the camera software for....
Not seen that fact before but not more cameras for long if it's phone sales continue their slide, besides how many of those were really crappy vga ones in budget phones...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:46

Was just a half joke reply to them proving anything with the 920, which they are still working on the camera software for....
Not seen that fact before but not more cameras for long if it's phone sales continue their slide, besides how many of those were really crappy vga ones in budget phones...

true, but they have gained a lot of experience. Even crap can teach you something ;)

Jim988  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:54

For me the bigger dissapointment was the last gen Samoled screen, thought they may have to put a SAMOLED+ HD screen in, but looks as if thats been pushed back to the Galaxy S4.

Pondlife  Sep. 11, 2012 at 13:55

They must have learnt quite a bit from the one in the 5800 too then, carl zeiss lens and all it was bit rubbish

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