Though Samsung and Apple wars may never end, we have to admit, Samsung’s reach and innovations are other leagues (somewhere above) altogether.
How Has Samsung Been In The Game?
Did you know Samsung is actually one of the major players in the field of camera sensor development and manufacturing? It was the first-ever manufacturer to introduce 64MP and 108MP sensors for consumer smartphones (which Apple could not). And it gets better, the company believes this is just the beginning.
Innovations In The Pipeline
An editorial on the company’s website, a member of the team has confirmed the news that has struck the fancy of many. 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. Are you excited yet?
Moreover, according to Park, our eyes match a resolution of approximately 500MP. The goal of his team at Samsung is to develop sensors that can outdo that, which will be used in many applications outside of the smartphone world. By bringing this to their smartphones, there is no doubt that Samsung will be leading the game.
The Status Quo
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 good images but not great. They can output 108 MP images, but they are mostly made to shoot in their set 12MP and 27MP modes.
Challenges to the Innovation
Introducing a 600MP camera is a huge challenge on its own. How will humans push forward from the boundary created in the creation of humans themselves? Even when it is done, how will a camera that big fit in smartphones?
One way to make it possible is to shrink the pixel size – the HM1 and HMX sensors have 0.8μm pixel size. 0.8μm is the smallest pixel size available until now. Then Samsung introduced a sensor based on 0.7μm pixels and it hopes it can take the shrinking further in order to adjust the spectacular camera in their smartphones.
Mr. Park has not committed to any deadlines. However, seeing the recent developments at Samsung, a 600MP module might come sooner than we think. Better have your pockets ready!
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