Samsung will most likely move into a partnership with Japanese camera maker Olympus for its upcoming Galaxy smartphones. Twitter user Yogesh was the first one to report this. Later reliable whistle-blower Ice Universe confirmed this on Weibo.
So it is confimed now. Hopefully this partnership will be for the next S lineup product. pic.twitter.com/PFhItgoxcS— Yogesh (@heyitsyogesh) April 7, 2021
Olympus recently sold its camera venture to OM Digital Solutions, the subsidiary of Japan Industrial Partners. According to a report by Digital Camera World, Olympus had confirmed its plans to collaborate with other companies at camera-focused show CP+2021.
“I believe we can provide value to the photography activities and culture of our customers in areas other than cameras and lenses. Instead of just doing things on our own, we will work with other partners when necessary,” OM Digital’s Chief Technology Officer Setsuya Kataoka said.
These rumors and facts evidently point at a partnership with the South Korean giant. However, the company has not made any official statement regarding this and we can speculate for now.
Other companies that have collaborated with camera firms include OnePlus and Hasselblad, Huawei and Leica, Vivo and Carl Zeiss, among others.