Samsung Group Samsung CompanyElectro-Mechanics (SEM) has developed a proprietary module for cameras of smartphones, which has the functionality of 5-fold optical zoom. The novelty has been tested and sent to mass production. It is expected that the first module will be installed on a new series of Galaxy Note tablet phones, which are scheduled for presentation in August-September 2019.
The most important advantage of new modules iscompactness - its thickness is only 5 mm. The new modules will not protrude above the surface of smartphones, as was the case with the previous sensor with a 2-fold zoom, whose thickness was 6 mm. The design of the module provides for the installation of a light refracting prism similar to the Huawei P30 Pro. However, the zoom lens was not round, but square.
It is assumed that the new module useddevelopment of the Israeli company Corephotonics, specializing in cameras for smartphones, which Samsung acquired in the beginning of the year for $ 155 million. Earlier, Corephotonics developed modules with 5x and 10x zoom for Oppo.
Due to the fact that Samsung’s marketing policyRecently, it assumes the installation of new developments not on flagships, but on smartphones of the middle price segment; the new module can be the first to receive not a Galaxy Note 10, but a different smartphone. The presentation of the mobile device with an innovative module is scheduled for the second half of 2019.