In the world of Android camera phones, the Sony Xperia Z1 is leading the charge at present with its 20.7MP offering.
South Korean manufacturer Samsung will supposedly look to bridge the gap next year, with the Galaxy Note 4 possibly debuting a 20MP rear camera.
Korea’s ETNews credits, er, “the industry”, which says “the Advanced Development Team of the Wireless Business Division of Samsung Electronics” is beavering away on a 20MP camera module.
With a targeted release date of 2H14, that probably means the 20MP module will debut in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Or maybe some sort of Samsung Galaxy F. Or perhaps a Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom.
Samsung’s current arsenal includes the 13MP Galaxy S4, 13MP Galaxy Note 3 and 16MP Galaxy S4 Zoom.
According to ETNews, Samsung has decided to forgo Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for now on account of supply and yield issues, and will instead focus on upping the megapixel count.
Of course no article about smartphone camera phones would be complete without at least a cursory mention of the Windows Phone-rockin’ Nokia Lumia 1020. Like the Nokia 808 PureView before it, the Lumia 1020 weighs in with a 41MP rear shooter.