A report has emerged from Korea that Samsung is working on a new 16-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilisation for future smartphones, but it won't be ready in time for the launch of the Galaxy Note 3. The new super-sized Android handset is expected to be announced during the company's pre-IFA Unpacked event in Berlin at the beginning of September, but is highly unlikely to feature OIS technology.
Currently, the only phone with optical image stabilisation in Samsung's line-up is the Galaxy S4 Zoom, but that has a totally different 10x zoom lens unit. The new sensor will be designed specifically for flagship slimline Android phones; Samsung Galaxy S5 anyone?
Previously leaked specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 claim that it will come with a massive 5.7-inch screen, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or Octa-core Exynos 5 processor depending on location, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
A number of colour schemes are rumoured, including a pink version for release outside of Korea for the first time.
As well as the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung is also expected to announce the Galaxy Gear smartwatch during its IFA event.