Samsung Unveils 108-Megapixel Camera Sensor


Samsung on Monday unveiled the world’s first mobile image sensor with a resolution of 108-megapixels. It has been named ISOCELL Bright HMX. It has been developed in close collaboration between Xiaomi and Samsung.

Xiaomi and Realme had recently unveiled their plans to launched phones with 64-megapixel sensors.

Samsung said it is expanding the 0.8-micron image sensor of the 64-MP unit to 108-MP. It has the largest size of 1/1.33-inch, which will allow better performance in low-light conditions. In a release, Samsung says it will produce brighter 27-megapixel images. The Smart-ISO will switch to lower ISO setting to improve pixel saturation in bright environments. The ISOCELL HMX also supports “video recording without losses in field-of-view at resolutions up to 6K (6016 x 3384) 30-frames-per-second (fps).”

This resolution is enough to shoot photographs for big billboards.

Chipmaker Qualcomm too had earlier upgraded the camera support to 192-megapixel on its new processors like Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 730.


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