Samsung Introduces World's First 108MP Mobile Camera Sensor in Partnership with Xiaomi
Aug 13 2019
We've seen the number of megapixels and lenses increase on flagship phones in recent years, and the latest development from Samsung sees the firm create the world's first 108MP image sensor designed for phones.
Currently, the biggest megapixel count on phones is 48MP which is used on the Sony IMX586 and Samsung GM1 and are featured in many phones including the Black Shark 2, One Plus 7 Pro, and more.
In its press release, Samsung says that this sensor is a result of a close collaboration between Xiaomi and Samsung.
Additionally, for those interested in video, the resolution boost will allow the ISOCELL Bright HMX to capture 6K video at up to 30fps without any sort of crop of loss in field of view. The sensor is capable of taking 27-megapixel images in low-light situations, or at 108-megapixels in bright light.
Called the ISOCELL Bright HMX, the new sensor is a collaboration between Xiaomi and Samsung, and offers features, Samsung claims, that were so far reserved for high-end DSLR cameras. The sensor is 1/1.33-inch in size, allowing it to absorb light better with the large surface area.
The highest megapixels we have heard featured on a phone was around 64 mp before Samsung came in and blew our minds with its new ISOCELL Bright HMX, which is going to feature 108 megapixels.
"Starting from S11, Samsung camera will be a new beginning", tweeted always-on-the-money leakster Ice universe.
The ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor comes with support for Smart ISO that changes in accordance with the environment for optimal light-to-electric signal conversion. Production of the new chip will begin later this month, Samsung said.
Samsungs Executive Vice President of sensor business - Yongin Park said that Samsung is continuously pushing for innovation in pixel and log technologies to engineer their ISOCELL image sensor.