The news comes from a Korean publication, ETnews, which that has a solid track record for reporting insider information on Samsung. Further, the report claims that the South Korean manufacturer has already placed an order of 181 million 16-megapixel camera modules for next year.
However, the report does not reveal any details about the type of camera module to be used on Samsung's 2014 smartphones, while earlier reports claimed that Samsung upcoming premium phones would feature new camera technology for better low-light images and stabilization developed by the South Korean giant only. There is also no word on the number of devices coming with the new 16-megapixel camera modules.
Samsung is also believed to be working on a new eye-scanning feature which is likely to be introduced on the Galaxy S4's successor. The feature is expected to bring the eye-scanning unlock ability to the smartphones. The eye-scanning feature has not been introduced on any smartphone as an unlocking method, and if the earlier reports are to be believed, Samsung would become the first handset maker to debut the feature on a smartphone. However, there has been no official word from Samsung on the alleged eye-scanning feature.
Previously, a report, predicted that Samsung will refresh its flagship smartphone offering sooner than expected. The report suggested that Samsung has been preparing to launch the Galaxy S5 smartphone in January due to disappointing Galaxy S4 sales.
The rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 is now believed to come with a 64-bit Exynos 5430 chip and also sport a 16-megapixel camera with enhanced low-light performance and Optical Image Stabilisation.