Samsung are currently looking into shutter technology to include in their mobile phones, according to a report by Electronista.
The cameras that are used in mobile phones at the moment have trouble dealing with fast motion and often result in images appearing blurred if the subject isn’t still or even if the camera isn’t held perfectly steady. The reason for this is that the camera cant capture and render the image fast enough.
By adding a shutter, the light captured can be processed quicker and blur can be eliminated or greatly reduced. The technology they are developing uses a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) shutter.
Comprised of 36 indium tin oxide films, the MEMS acts as a shutter by regulating electric current. Using a 30V pulse, the 36 fan-shaped films snap shut. When the charge is over, they curl open again allowing light to pass through. This simulates the shutter on a regular camera and as such will allow slim form factor devices like mobile phones the ability to produce much higher quality images.