Samsung has been patenting some interesting technology – from foldable phones to a modular camera for phones. The patents also detail a phone with a dual-xenon flash (!).
The modular design shows several options – a regular looking camera, one with a camera bump that looks like it houses optical zoom and one with an exchangeable lens. The host phone is drawn in a couple of different shapes, suggesting the idea is to have a line of such devices that can pick and choose their camera.
Then there's this thing... it's thin like a phone, but has a big camera module and a thicker, a camera-like grip on one end, plus a hardware shutter key and a dial with another button.
Now, patents are no guarantee that such a device will ever see the light of day, but they do give an insight into what Samsung's R&D department is working on.
is this the next Galaxy Zoom?
I would like a modular camera that allows me to utilise all 3 elements of the exposure triangle, not just the 2 we have currently in the likes of the note 5, aperture next please or i that just not workable?
No. 2 looks like the back of my phone(nokia808) No. 5 looks like Lg's legendary Viewty, one of the first touch screen phones which predates the android. It has xenon flash, schneider kreuznach lens and it is the first phone to record slo-mo video