The smartphone industry is still racing in terms of megapixel “dots” on cameras as well as high refresh rate monitors. In fact, in the second half of 2019, we saw a 108MP camerra race for cameras on smartphones. And this trend will continue as Samsung is developing a 250MP image sensor for phone cameras and confirming it will launch soon.
According to information from GizChina, Samsung is developing a new 250MP camera sensor to take advantage. The source confirmed, this ISOCELL 250MP image sensor can be up to 1 inch or even larger. This will make the smartphone camera cluster bigger than before, in return for improved image quality.
Currently, the dimensions of 64MP and 108MP sensors are about 1 / 1.72 inches and 1 / 1.33 inches, respectively. Industry experts also predict that this megapixel chase will also lead to an increase in sensor size and future sensors will break the 1 inch mark.
In addition, Samsung has also completed research and development (R&D) of the long-rumored 150MP sensor. It is expected that it will soon be put into mass production and equipped on mobile devices in the second half of this year. As expected, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo will be the first companies to bring 150MP sensor into their products.
Not only Chinese smartphone makers, it seems, Samsung also wants to participate in the biggest camera sensor race. According to sources, similar to the Galaxy S20 series launched earlier this year, the Galaxy Note 20 is expected to own a sensor with a resolution of more than 100MP.