Although phone manufacturers are continuingly boosting the Megapixel count, camera phones are still no match for digital cameras, which generally have mechanical shutters.
So Samsung thought it might be a good idea to use MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) technology for phones, instead of a mechanical shutter which is both expensive and too large.
The South Korean company is currently working on a MEMS circular shutter that’s only 2.2mm in diameter.
This should allow camera phones with a high Megapixel count to take images at a far better quality.
Sadly, Samsung didn’t say when camera phones using the MEMS technology will hit the market – but it looks like this won’t happen too son.
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