Samsung offers smart phone makers pre-set camera module

Samsung has for the first time presented a camera module that smart phone makers can purchase with pre-set optimizations. With that package, Samsung also supplies lenses and other parts from other suppliers.

Because the lenses and other parts are included, manufacturers have to be able to plug in the module in their smartphone, after which it is ready for use, reports Samsung . That would save up to four months of development time for coordinating camera sensor, lens and software. It is unknown whether there are already customers for the ‘plug & play camera module’.
The module is a S5K3P9 and has a 1 / 3.1 “size sensor with pixels each of a micron size. Thanks to Samsung’s Tetracell technology, the software can capture the information from four surrounding pixels to improve low-light photography. Focusing is done with phase detection. The maximum resolution is sixteen megapixels.
The camera sensor is immediately available for manufacturers. It is still unknown which phones this camera module will be given and the specifications will be mid-range models. Many high-end models have a camera with a larger sensor.