- Nov 9, 2015
Sony was the first to build a mobile camera with on-chip memory - the Motion Eye camera on the Xperia XZ Premium and XZs (later XZ1 too). Now chatter from Korea suggests that Samsung Semiconductors is looking to build a similar camera in November, ready to use in the next-generation Galaxy S phone. The advantage of on-chip memory is that the camera can store many frames very fast - enough to shoot 1,000fps or so for slow-motion video. Streaming those to the main RAM will be too slow, so Sony built a three layer chip - pixels, control logic and memory. Samsung's design is reportedly...