Rumor: Galaxy S5 may not launch with an OIS camera on board

November 28, 2013
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Samsung is having supply difficulties with its smartphone camera optical image stabilization (OIS) plans, a new report says, which means the Galaxy S5 may not actually offer such a feature next year.

ETNews, the same publication that said the other day that the Galaxy S5 may be launched in March/April, revealing some alleged features of the handset in the process, now says that Samsung will be ready to include OIS cameras in handsets after April 2014. Since the Galaxy S5 is said to enter production in January, that would mean that buyers may have to wait for the next flagship Galaxy handset – most likely the Galaxy Note 4 – to get an OIS camera.

For what it’s worth, the Galaxy S5 is rumored to have a 16-megapixel main shooter, a camera module that’s expected to be found in 25% of Samsung smartphones released next year.

Comparatively, several 2013 smartphones already come with OIS cameras including the HTC One, the LG G2 or various Nokia Lumia models. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 (pictured above) was rumored to also have an OIS camera, but that did not happen.

At the same time, we’ll remind you that Samsung is yet to officially confirm anything about the Galaxy S5. Furthermore, since we’re several months away from the phone’s official launch, we can only expect more and more Galaxy S5 rumors to hit the web, including reports that further detail the camera capabilities of the handset.

Would the lack of an OIS camera on the Galaxy S5 be a deal-breaker for you?

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