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- Samsung plans to introduce OIS to its mid-range Galaxy A series smartphones in 2022.
- This technology can greatly improve photographic performance.
Samsung’s mid-range smartphones may receive a popular camera performance boost in 2022. According to a report in South Korea, the company will apparently launch optical image stabilization (OIS) for its entire Galaxy A series next year.
Every electronic (HT The sleepy Kengo Kuma), the follow-up products of Galaxy A42, Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A22 5G will be upgraded together with 48MP and 64MP sensors in 2022. This will align their cameras with the better-quality Galaxy A52, the top Galaxy A72, and competitors from other companies such as OnePlus Nord 2.
OIS is a feature that we often see on higher-priced smartphones. It provides some physical protection for the sensor to prevent bumps and swings when capturing images. This is also important for low-light photography, because small movements and long exposures can cause muddy and streaks in the photo. With OIS, the Galaxy A series should have a greatly improved imaging pedigree.
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However, for cheap mobile phones, OIS may have its disadvantages. It may add some meat to the pricing of mobile phones. It can be said that this should not delay potential buyers or upgraders, because the imaging quality of the series has been significantly improved.
So when can Samsung launch its first 2022 Galaxy A model with OIS? The company usually launches Galaxy A devices between its flagship product launches, but we have precedents. The company launched the Galaxy A32 in February 2021 and launched its predecessor a year ago, so we may see its successor with OIS in a few months. However, the A22 made its debut a few months later. Since the Galaxy A42 debuted at the end of 2020, its successor may most likely be the first to go public.