Samsung’s MEMS shutter for camera phones to bring better photos

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.

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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.

So, until new details appear, let’s wait and see what Sony Ericsson Idou or LG’s upcoming 12MP camera phone can do in terms of image quality.   

Via Tech-On

Author: Ilinca Nita

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