According to a foreign press report, Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co Ltd has developed a new 13-Mpixel camera module with an optical anti-shake function for smartphones and mobile phones. The company plans to begin volume production in the first half of 2014.
The most distinguishing feature of the module is that its anti-shake function can correct an angular error of up to 1.5°. This means that the module has a better anti-shake function than digital cameras currently available in the market (usually 0.7°).
In addition, in a place with low luminance, the new module can output an image whose brightness is eight times higher, compared with Samsung Electro-Mechanics' previous product. Furthermore, the module has a low power consumption, the company said. The dimensions of the module are 10.5 x 10.5 x 5.9mm, which are equivalent to those of the company's existing camera modules for smartphones.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has already developed a sample of the camera module and been in business negotiations with global smartphone giants.