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Lawsuit filed against Samsung alleges defect causing Galaxy S20 cameras to shatter

Law firm Hagens Berman has filed a suit against Samsung in US District Court. The lawsuit alleges a widespread defect in Galaxy S20 smartphones that causes the glass covering the rear cameras to shatter.

Report: Samsung working with Olympus on implementing IBIS in upcoming smartphones

Take it with a grain of salt, but recent reports suggest that Samsung may be collaborating with an established camera brand on upcoming smartphones.

Sony lost ground to Samsung in growing smartphone image sensor market in 2020

The pandemic didn't slow down the smartphone image sensor market in 2020. The market grew by 13% despite decreased smartphone demand overall.

Vivo’s new X60 smartphone lineup features Zeiss-branded camera modules

Vivo has announced the X60 Pro Plus, X60 Pro and X60 smartphones. The new devices vary in camera specs, with the flagship X60 Pro Plus sporting four Zeiss-branded rear cameras.

OnePlus teams up with Hasselblad to launch OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones

OnePlus co-developed its new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro smartphones with Hasselblad. OnePlus states that this partnership results in significant improvements to the photographic capabilities of its new phones.

OPPO launches Find X3 Pro featuring 50MP ultra-wide camera and billion-color capture

OPPO launched its latest smartphone today, the Find X3 Pro. The new flagship phone features a pair of 50MP cameras that can capture one billion colors.

Report: Apple analyst says periscope-style optical zoom coming to iPhone in 2023 models

Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has bumped back his estimation by a year, saying Apple will put its first true optical zoom camera module inside its 2023 iPhone lineup.

OnePlus announces 3-year partnership with Hasselblad, reveals 9 Series smartphone launch details

OnePlus has announced a three-year partnership with Hasselblad that will see the pair ‘co-develop the next generation of smartphone camera systems’ inside OnePlus’ mobile devices.

Samsung unveils 50MP ISOCELL GN2 smartphone sensor with Dual Pixel Pro, Smart ISO Pro and more

The GN2 builds upon the foundation Samsung's GN1 sensor offers with new and improved features and capabilities thanks to its Dual Pixel Pro and Smart ISO Pro technologies.

Huawei announces foldable Mate X2 smartphone with Leica-branded cameras

Huawei's Mate X2 is the Chinese company's latest foldable phone. It incorporates a Leica-branded four camera array, complete with a macro and telephoto camera.

Is something going on with Google Pixel cameras? Reports of failure are on the rise

Pixel users have been reporting over the past year that their Pixel devices' cameras are failing at an unusually high rate.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra hands-on video shows off massive camera bump with 3-camera array, built-in screen

The video, uploaded by YouTuber Tech Buff PH, has since been made private, but in it, we get a glimpse at what appears to be an unreleased Xiaomi Mi 11 'Ultra' smartphone with a large, unique camera bump.

Samsung exec says its future smartphone cameras will stylize images to each user's preferences

Smartphone cameras could learn what we do and don't like, and then tailor their output to suit the individual user, according to Samsung's VP of Visual R&D

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 phones will include AI-powered object eraser tool

The new tool uses AI to automatically remove unwanted objects from image backgrounds, but it's only available on the new Galaxy S21 smartphones.

Samsung announces Galaxy S21 series, including 8K capable, 108MP Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung has unveiled a trio of new Galaxy smartphones, the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21 Plus incorporate new cost-saving measures amidst a variety of improvements. The S21 Ultra, on the other hand, showcases what Samsung can do with a $1,200 price point.

Report: Apple may soon warn users if their camera was repaired using non-genuine components

MacRumors has come across a bit of code that suggests Apple may soon show a warning in the Settings menu when the camera modules inside iOS devices have been replaced with third-party components.

OmniVision releases 40MP smartphone sensor with 1.0 micron pixels, 256x gain and more

The 40MP 1/1.7” sensor is likely destined for mid-range smartphones. It's capable of capturing 40MP stills at up to 30fps, 4K video at up to 60fps and 1080p video at up to 240fps.

Xiaomi partners with BlinkAI to bring AI-powered 'Night Video' mode to its Mi 11 smartphone

BlinkAI's patented AI-powered image enhancement technology works alongside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC inside the Mi 11 smartphone to get the most out of low-light video footage.

OmniVision reveals new 32MP OV32B selfie image sensor with 0.7 micron pixels, 1080p180 video capture and more

The OV32B offers 32MP stills, 8MP pixel-binned stills in low-light, and 1080p video at up to 180 fps.

OWC's new Copy That app makes it easy to backup photos from your iPhone, iPad

Copy That is free to download with an in-app purchase that makes it possible to 'verify' your copies to ensure every bit of media gets transferred without issue.

Sentons CameraBar uses ultrasonic tech to add virtual buttons to smartphones

Sentons' ultrasonic technology has been used in features such as the Air Triggers in the Asus ROG Phone 3. Sentons is pushing this technology further with CameraBar, tech it anticipates will be utilized in smartphones next year.

Leaked ISOCELL presentation slide suggests Samsung entertaining the idea of a 600MP smartphone sensor

Smartphone leaker Ice Universe has shared a leaked slide from a Samsung Semiconductor presentation that shows the company is looking into the possibility of developing a massive 600MP smartphone sensor.

Sony's new Visual Story iOS app is designed for wedding and event photographers

Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more.

Apple's new ProRAW image format will capture 12-bit Raw DNG files

Apple's latest iOS 14.3 developer build has revealed what we can expect from its new ProRAW image format, which will capture 12-bit Raw DNG files on Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max smartphones.

Xiaomi announces retractable lens technology for future smartphones

At its annual developer conference, Xiaomi has announced new Retractable Wide-aperture Lens Technology. This breakthrough promises advancements in image quality across numerous situations, including when shooting in low light and capturing portraits.

Halide Mark II is a redesigned Raw camera app for iPhones with over 40 new and improved features

The manual camera app for iOS brings a redesigned interface with innovative new features including XDR Analysis, 'Coverage' capture mode, 'Instant Raw' and more than 40 other updates.

It's great, but the Max should be even better: iPhone 12 Pro camera review round-up

Today, embargoes lifted for reviews on the iPhone 12 Pro and, while we don't have a unit to test, we have rounded up a few reviews from various photographers and gadget reviewers from across the web.

Vivo shows off award-winning concept smartphone with removable pop-up camera

The IFEA concept smartphone has a dedicated camera array on the back of the phone as well as a pop-up camera module that can be removed and used independently of the smartphone.

Samsung details new 65/14nm stacked sensor design for improving power efficiency, density of mobile image sensors

The stacked sensor design laid out in Samsung's paper shows the analog and logic chip beneath the pixel chip using a 14nm process—half the size of current mobile image sensors on the market, paving the way for mobile sensors with more data throughput and improved power-efficiency.

Google unveils its budget-friendly Pixel 4a 5G and flagship Pixel 5 smartphones

Google's 5G 4a variant adds new cellular connectivity as well as a few small spec bumps, while the flagship Pixel 5 upgrades its CPU, swaps the telephoto camera for an ultrawide and adds a number of new shooting modes.

ZTE reveals the Axon 20 5G, the first smartphone with selfie camera hidden under the display

The handset's front camera is a true novelty, but whether it will prove worthwhile is yet to be seen.

Oppo shows off its next-generation optical zoom camera module with 85-135mm equivalent focal length

The camera module, which has an 85mm through 135mm full-frame-equivalent focal length range, also features an updated version of Oppo's 'Hybrid Zoom' technology that results in clearer images.

Samsung unveils the details of its new Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra smartphones

Samsung's latest flagships get improved across the board, complete with better chipsets, more RAM, improved displays and impressive camera arrays.

Periscope tele cameras are coming to iPhones in 2022, according to Analyst

If analysts are right iPhone zoom power should get a boost in 2022, thanks to the implementation of periscope-style tele lenses.

The ShiftCam ProGrip wants to turn your smartphone into the ultimate camera rig

ShiftCam's latest grip is compatible with a wide range of high-end smartphones and features a Bluetooth shutter button.

O-Film demonstrates smartphone camera module with 85-170mm equivalent optical zoom

The module is 5.9mm thin which would allow it to fit into the sleek bodies of modern flagship smartphones.

Visionox is ready to mass produce under-display front cameras

First production devices with under-display front cameras can be expected for Q1 2021.

Android smartphones can become soft bricked if you use the wrong photo for a wallpaper

The issue will be fixed in Android 11, but users still on Android 10 need to be extra careful.

Samsung reported to be expanding its image sensor production line

Business Korea says Samsung is converting one of its DRAM production facilities into an image sensor production line, to the tune of roughly $815M.

Sony confirms pricing, availability for its flagship Xperia 1 II camera-centric smartphone

The Xperia 1 II will be available to pre-order on June 1 for $1,200 with the first units set to ship out on July 24. If you get in early, Sony will even toss in an added bonus.

Vivo shows its 'gimbal-like' smartphone camera stabilization system

Vivo's new system stabilizes the entire camera module rather than just a lens element or the image sensor like on more conventional systems.

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a new camera capable of seeing through some materials and objects

The OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone was released at the end of April and over a couple of weeks since its release, users have discovered that the new 5MP Color Filter camera can see through various objects with IR shields.

Lead engineer for computational imaging on Pixel phones leaves Google

The Information reports Distinguished Engineer Marc Levoy has left Google along with former General Manager of the Pixel Smartphones Business Unit, Mario Queiroz.

Sony provides an in-depth look at the Sony Xperia 1 II camera tech

The Xperia 1 Mark II borrows some of its camera technologies from the company's Alpha series of cameras, making it, at least on paper, one of the most interesting phones for photography at the moment.

OmniVision launches the OV64B, a 64MP smartphone sensor with 0.7 micron pixels

The OV64B is capable of capturing 64MP stills, as well as 8K video at 30 fps and 4K video at 60 fps. The first sample units will be shipping to companies next month.

Huawei caught using DSLR images to promote smartphone cameras (again)

This isn't the first time the company has been caught passing off DSLR images as if they were captured using its smartphone cameras.

Huawei launches P40 series with Leica-badged cameras and up to 10x optical zoom

The P series usually showcases Huawei's latest camera technologies and the P40 models are no different, featuring a wide array of innovative imaging technologies.

Oppo launches Find X2 Pro with  periscope tele and calibrated 120Hz display

The Find X2 Pro is Oppo's latest flagship smartphone, offering top-end technologies all around.

Moment Pro Camera for Android discontinued over platform difficulties

Moment is no longer supporting its Pro Camera Android app, but it'll remain available to download.

Vivo's latest concept phone comes with 'gimbal-like' main camera stabilization

Vivo says the new system expands the stabilization angle by 200 percent compared to conventional systems.

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