In August last year, Samsung has announced the industry’s first 108MP camera sensor for smartphones. While some of us believe that the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor is overkill for their smartphones, Samsung thinks otherwise. In an editorial has been published on their company’s website, Yongin Park, who heads the Sensor Business Team at Samsung’s LSI division, has revealed that his team is working on a camera sensor that will be able to capture more detail than the humans eye, then only we confirm the news.
As they noted in the article, the human eye is said to match a resolution of around 500 megapixels for the normal person. So the Samsung, however, is working on bringing a 600MP camera sensor to the market, which could be used in various fields such as smartphonesa and other autonomous vehicles, drones, and IoT. As you would expect, however, it will take a long time for the company to actually launch to a camera sensor with such a high resolution sensors.
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The 600MP sensor would be massive in size and it’s very unexpected feature from we heard, Samsung is making it nearly impossible to fit inside a modern smartphone. In order to shrink the sensor, Samsung will have to reduce the pixel size and it which would require the use of pixel binning technology to ensure the smaller pixels don’t result in the dull pictures.
Samsung’s final innovation of the 108MP camera sensor has ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor uses its proprietary ‘Nonacell technology,’ which boasts a 3×3 pixel structure. This allows nine 0.8μm pixels to function as one large 2.4μm pixel to the deliver the impressive low-light performance as great.
If rumors are to be believed, and the samsung will be launching a new 150MP Nonacell sensor for their smartphones in Q4 2020. Like the 108MP sensor last year, Xiaomi could be the first manufacturer to release a phone with the new 150MP sensor. Phones with a 192MP camera sensor has also rumored to arrive in sometime this year.