No, Olympus is NOT making a camera phone with Samsung

Olympus x Samsung
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UPDATE: After months of speculation, OM Digital Solutions – parent company of the Olympus imaging brand – has stated that Olympus is not working on a camera phone with Samsung. 

Rumors began swirling in April that Olympus could bring its computational photography and in-body image stabilization expertise, exemplified by cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, to a potential successor to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.