Sources say South Korean smartphone maker Samsung is in talks with Japanese camera maker Olympus on a collaboration that will allow Olympus to manufacture a camera module for future Samsung smartphones.
A recent leak by tipster @heyitsyogesh via Twitter, corroborated on Weibo by Ice Universe, has indicated that South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung is in talks with Japanese camera maker Olympus for a collaboration that could see Olympus producing the camera module for future Samsung smartphones.
Ok this could be huge!— Yogesh (@heyitsyogesh) April 6, 2021
With the Note lineup out this year, Samsung is going big with the Fold 3.
Heard about this very briefly, Samsung might be jumping on the latest trend of partnering with a camera brand. We might see this possibly happen on a special edition Fold.
Olympus, founded in 1919, has a rich history and is one of the leading manufacturers of optics, photographic equipment, and high-quality optical equipment.
Samsung manufactures image sensors, but the company, according to the sources, decided to seek help from specialists with a great experience.
If the partnership is confirmed, Samsung will join a growing list of smartphone manufacturers who have turned to big-name brands for help. The list includes Huawei, OnePlus, and Vivo, which have partnered with Leica, Hasselblad, and Zeiss, respectively.
Samsung is striving to significantly improve the quality of cameras in its smartphones. The source adds that negotiations between Olympus and Samsung are progressing as planned. The partnership could lead to an Olympus camera as early as the Samsung Galaxy S22, which is expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2022.
Neither Samsung nor Olympus have made any official announcements on this yet. But, According to the latest rumors and leaks, Samsung is presently working on a chip that is codenamed Olympus.
This new Olympus chipset is expected to reflect a massive improvement in performance compared with the current Exynos chipset.