The days are counting down until CES 2016, and as such the rumor-mill has kicked into full gear. Among it is a new report claiming Samsung has something big planned for CES in the form of a “major statement” that will involve the company’s camera business. It’s all very vague at this point, and of course Samsung isn’t saying anything either way. Fortunately, there’s only a few weeks left before we find out either way.
The information comes from Mirrorless Rumors, which says it received word from “a couple of long time Samsung sources.” Who those sources are wasn’t in any way indicated, but they’re said to have tipped that the company will be making a big announcement involving cameras…or, perhaps, a camera.
Samsung’s camera business has seen some big changes in the past couple of weeks. Rumors began surfacing in late October that something was up, and by mid-November word had it that Samsung had issued some official statements about ending camera sales in Germany and possibly others.
Those rumors soon spiraled out of control, with several publications reporting that Samsung was going to exit the camera business altogether — something that seemed entirely unlikely given its recent efforts in the market.
The company was quick to dash those rumors, saying to Imaging Resource:
Withdrawing from the camera business is not true and there is no official plan to stop production of cameras and lenses. Samsung continuously analyzes the varying needs and requirements of consumers in each market and region very carefully. However, we do not officially comment on rumors or speculation.
SOURCE: Mirrorless Rumors