Samsung Introduces World's First 108MP Mobile Camera Sensor in Partnership with Xiaomi

Samsung ISOCELL 108MP

This partnership isn't entirely surprising given that these two companies recently came together for Xiaomi's 64MP smartphone that incorporates Samsung's 64MP ISOCELL GW1 sensor inside.

Samsung has just announced the world's first mobile camera sensor that goes beyond 100MP.

"Next year you will see on your smartphone: a 10x optical zoom camera and a 108MP camera", the leakster, who has a solid track record when it comes to unannounced Samsung products, shared in a subsequent tweet. Thanks to the new Smart-ISO mechanism, the sensor automatically switches to a lower ISO in bright environments to improve pixel saturation and to a lower ISO in darker scenes to reduce noise.

The 64-megapixel Samsung Isocell Bright GW1 and 48Mp Isocell Bright GM2 are 0.8μm (micrometer) image sensors, a technology that offers the smallest pixel size on the market.

"Apart from having a higher pixel count, the new sensor adopts a large 1/1.33" sensor which helps to capture greater detail.

Samsung's latest smartphones have been criticized for inferior low-light performance compared to the Huawei P30 Pro and other models that use Sony chips. This should result in bringing highly-detailed pictures with natural and vivid colours.

In its newsroom Samsung unveiled a 108MP camera sensor, designed for use in smartphones, and that's the highest resolution we've ever seen in a smartphone camera.

The HMX also supports lossless video recording at 6K (6016 x 3384 pixels per frame) at 30 fps, so it's good news to videographers too. It will instead use Tetracell technology to compress 4 neighboring pixels into one, resulting in a theoretically better and brighter picture.

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.

The new sensor would be able to absorb more light in low-lit settings and its pixel-merging Tetracell technology would allow the sensor to imitate big-pixel sensors, producing brighter 27MP images. However, Xiaomi had earlier this month confirmed it has a smartphone with the ISOCELL Bright HMX in the making.



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