If recent reports are to be believed, Samsung is working on a new Chromebook that’s codenamed “Nautilus.” It’s said to be a 2-in-1 Chromebook that’s also going to feature a stylus. Details about the specifications of this machine are slim but more reports are now surfacing with additional information. The latest reveals that the Chromebook is going to feature a Sony Imx Camera, unlike any other Chromebook ever.
The folks at ChromeUnboxed have spotted code references in the Chromium Repositories which reveals that the Chromebook is going to come with a Sony IMX258 camera.
This is the same sensor that’s found in the LG G6. It’s a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor with Exmor RS technology. No other Chromebook has had a camera as high-end as the IMX258. The camera situation on Chromebooks has been very disappointing actually. The best one ever on a Chromebook is a 720p camera.
Even if the camera hardware is bumped up, it doesn’t change the fact that the Chrome OS camera app leaves a lot to be desired. Improved hardware can only do so much in the absence of software optimizations.