This year, LG managed to build on the success of last year’s G2 and Nexus 5, by creating the impressive LG G3 which quickly became one of the most sought-after Android smartphones around. The LG G3 is also one of the few Android smartphones on the market to sport a hardware OIS-enabled camera, and it’s the only handset to take advantage of laser auto focus.
Given the market’s positive reaction towards the LG G3, chances are that the Korean manufacturer will continue to push the limits in 2015 and improve on these technologies for the upcoming flagship phones. In fact, LG Innotek has already unveiled a new camera destined for upcoming top-tier smartphones, packing more megapixels and improved optical image stabilization. More details after the break.
2015 LG Flagships to Feature a 20.7 MP Shooter With Improved OIS
As most of you are aware of, the LG G3 sports a 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization. The smartphone’s camera performance is quite impressive, but next year the competition will be fiercer and LG Innotek is now making the necessary preparations to take on its rivals.
Today, at the 2014 Korea Electronics Show (KES), LG unveiled a new camera module (which will be implemented in the 2015 flagship line-up) boasting a resolution of 20.7 megapixels and improved OIS.
More specifically, the camera fitted on the LG G3 has an OIS correction angle of 0.5, whereas the recently unveiled module has an increased correction angle of 0.7. For those of you wondering, a bigger correction angle allows more compensation for unwanted movements while capturing pictures or recording videos.
Although we’re still quite far away from the release of the inevitable LG G4, I guess it’s safe to assume that the aforementioned smartphone will be the first, or among the first LG smartphones to make use of this new camera. It only makes us wonder what other goodies are reserved for us by the upcoming beast.