Samsung Is Developing A 600MP Camera Sensor To Achieve Supremacy
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Samsung is one of the major players in the field of developing and manufacturing camera sensors. It was the first-ever manufacturer to introduce 64MP and 108MP sensors for the consumers (which Apple could not). And it’s getting better, the company believes that this is just the beginning.
According to the Yongin Park, Head of Sensor Business Team at Samsung has revealed that the aim in the future is a camera that will go beyond the human eye itself. A 600MP sensor is in the works that will deliver more detail than the human eye can see.
However, our eyes match a resolution of approximately 500MP. The goal of Samsung is to develop sensors that can surpass that and also, which will be used in many applications other than the smartphones. By bringing this to their smartphones, there is no doubt that Samsung will surely be leading this game.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with its ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor and the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with the ISOCELL Bright HMX currently can output 108 MP pictures, but they are mostly made from their 12MP and 27MP ultra high definition cameras.
Introducing a 600MP camera is a huge challenge on its own. How will a 600MP camera that big fit in the smartphones? Does the shapes of the upcoming smartphones going to be super big? Does humans need to carry another bag with them for their smartphones? These are questions which are yet to be answered.
One way to make it possible is to recoil the pixel size – the HM1 and HMX sensors have 0.8μm pixel size. Which is the smallest pixel size available until now. Then Samsung introduced a sensor based on 0.7μm pixels which has the ability to shrink further in order to adjust the spectacular camera in their smartphones.
Mr. Park has not committed to any deadlines yet. However, seeing the recent developments at the Samsung lab, a 600MP module might come sooner than we think.