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Samsung eyes 20 megapixels for 2014 smartphone, report says

A report out of Korea suggests that Samsung is already looking beyond the rumored 16-megapixel camera coming to the expected Galaxy S5.

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Samsung is indulging in the mobile camera craze, according to a new report.

The handset maker is working on a 20-megapixel camera it'll bundle into mobile devices in the second half of 2014, Korea's ET News is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. It should be noted, however, that ET News has had a bit of a spotty record on Samsung news, so the report should be taken with a grain of salt.

Still, several reports have surfaced over the last several months suggesting Samsung is at work on bigger and better camera technology. Rumors have been swirling that the eventual Galaxy S5 will come with a 16-megapixel camera. Many analysts have predicted that Samsung is planning on a camera bump in its next-generation handsets.

Camera technology is an important component in smartphones. Nearly every major vendor, including LG, Nokia, and Apple, has emphasized aspects of its photographic savvy as a way to separate its phones from the pack. If the ET News report is true, Samsung plans to make its own splash in that space in the next year.

CNET has contacted Samsung for comment on the report. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via Electronista)