Another day, another leak... Today, an industry insiders from the Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) subsidiary hint that the the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 flagship will pack a 20MP main camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Last year's poor financial results of SEM were caused by the predominant market distribution of low-end camera modules with small profit margins. What's interesting is that profits for this year are expected to be on the rise, thanks to the production of premium 16MP and 20MP OIS camera modules. We haven't seen Samsung make a 20MP stabilized camera yet, but who would be more likely to rock it, if not the upcoming flagship.
Oppo just released two new smartphones in the Reno4 series in China. The Reno4 and Reno4 belong to upper mid-range smartphones with some premium features. The main selling point for the phone is its powerful camera, embedded AI software for the optimized images and its weight. Yes, it is one of the slimmest phones you have ever watched.
The Oppo Reno4 Pro has a curved AMOLED display at the front and a 3D curved design at the back of the phone for better handling. Both phones use a triple camera system at the rear side, but the pro model has a more powerful setup. The Oppo Reno4 features a 48MP f/1.7 primary camera that comes with an 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP black and white sensor. The Reno4 Pro has the same 48MP camera but with an Optical image stabilization feature for without shaky-ness in images. The second camera lens is 12MP 120-ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 shooter and a 13Mp f/2.4 telephoto shooter with 5x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom.
They both have a laser focus sensor. Both variants come with Oppo\'s ultra-clear low light algorithm, which was developed within the company for more than a year. The new algorithm creates many clear and colorful videos even in low-light situations. Both phones have Oppo\'s video anti-shake 3,0 technology when using the ultra-wide-angle sensor for the front camera as well.
The new Reno4 models add a live HDR video mode and 21:9 custom movie shooting mode with manual parameter adjustment options which the company claims offer a more professional shooting experience. This paired with OPPO\'s Sloop video editor which features classic movie filters and soundtracks, you can produce high-quality videos right from your Reno4 smartphone. Both phones support up to 4K 30fps and up to 720p 240fps slow-motion video shooting from its back cameras. The front cameras are also capable of 1080p 30fps videography.
The Reno4 comes with a dual punch-hole design to house the front camera that is 32Mp primary lens and a 2MP secondary lens. The pro model comes with one single 32MP front selfie shooter. Both models have a stabilization algorithm for front videos and AI smart beauty algorithm known as face repair that removes blemishes and scars to some extend. Both phones have Snapdragon 765G processor with Adreno 620GPU with liquid cooling to ensure that phones don\'t overheat with intensive tasks. Both phones come with 5G connectivity support. The Reno4 has just 8GB of RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage options, but the Reno4 Pro includes a top-end 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM variant too.