According to OnePlus Samsung could be another popular cellular brand that may be partnering with a camera maker for their flagship phones. As claimed by a tipster, the South Korean company is in talks with Olympus about “a possible partnership”.
Olympus is part of OM Digital Solution, which is known for its professional cameras. The leakster says the Japan-based camera company may offer both branding and expertise in key areas of photography and videography for future Samsung flagship phones.
While a report from Mashable says that either company has not yet confirmed the partnership, it claims that Olympus cameras may debut with a special edition Samsung Galaxy Fold or with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Companies partnering with camera and optical product companies are the new trend in the smartphone industry. OnePlus recently worked with the Swedish company Hasselblad for its OnePlus 9 series phones. Vivo also offers Zeiss lenses with optics for the X series smartphones. HMD-Global belongs Nokia long ago entered into a partnership with Carl Zeiss Optics for its flagship models. While Huawei has Leica camera lenses for its flagship phones.
Mashable also cites a Tom’s Guide France report claiming the “FrontTron” and “Ice Universe” leaks confirming the possible future partnership between Samsung and Olympus. With the partnership, Samsung can improve cameras on its smartphones. The partnership itself is fascinating. This is because Samsung, along with Sony is one of the most renowned manufacturers of camera sensors.