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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: OIS Tech Originally Planned But Eventually Scrapped?

by Vlad Andrici on August 26, 2013


It ain’t hard to figure out that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is going to be one of the hottest devices to land in stores in 2013′s final quarter.

Everybody is looking forward to see what new tech and features will the manufacturer come up with for the upcoming iteration in the Note series. Unfortunately, after last week we told you that chances are that the Note 3 will look like an oversized Samsung Galaxy S4, today we’re going to talk about a cool camera feature that was originally planned for the Note 3 but ended up being scrapped.

Caught your interest? Good, join us after the break for details.

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As most of you know, one of the hottest pieces of tech in the smartphone camera department is the OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). This feature has been made popular by the Nokia Lumia 920, and ever since, everybody with an interest in photography or video shooting is interested in owning an OIS enabled device.

Unfortunately, according to the Korean press, if you were hoping to find this feature on the upcoming Galaxy Note 3, you’ll be disappointed. The report is claiming that Samsung has originally planned to bring Optical Image Stabilization to its phablet but it ultimately had to cancel its plans due to a shortage of OIS components.


According to the source, because Samsung expects to move a whole lot of Note 3 units, the manufacturer wasn’t able to secure as many OIS components as it needed for everything to go smooth at retail.

However, there is a silver lining: Samsung is now expected to launch, in March, a 16MP camera module that will also come wit OIS. Could this be the first hint at what the Samsung Galaxy S5 will pack?

Disappointed? Don’t care to much about OIS? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Naver

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