In this digital day and age, consumers usually judge a smartphone by the power of its cameras; the more powerful the camera, the more likely they'll buy them.
Huawei first shocked the world with its 50x zoom function
on its P30 Pro, but now, Samsung is set to take over the world with its brand new technology: an image sensor that can rival a DSLR camera.
Yes, Samsung has just introduced its 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX
, the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels
Wow! That's a lot of zeroes!
A statement on its website said that the new image sensor promises to take extremely sharp photographs and exceptional photos in extreme lighting conditions.
Not only that, the sensor, which has a large 1/1.33” size, is capable of absorbing more light in low-lit settings than smaller sensors and its pixel-merging Tetracell technology allows the sensor to imitate big-pixel sensors, producing brighter 27Mp images.
The statement further said that in bright environments, a mechanism called the Smart-ISO -- which selects the level of amplifier gains according to the illumination of the environment for optimal light-to-electric signal conversion -- will switch to a low ISO to improve pixel saturation and produce vivid photographs.
For videos, the sensor supports recording without losses in field-of-view at resolutions of up to 6K (6016 x 3384)
and 30-frames-per-second (fps)
Want to get a Samsung smartphone just to try the 108MP camera? You have to wait a little while longer, as according to Twitter user @UniverseeIce
, the sensor will make its debut on an upcoming Xiamoi smartphone.
Why? Because the mobile image sensor is the result of a close collaboration between Xiaomi Corp. and Samsung.
So, if everything goes well with the Xiaomi smartphone, we can expect to see future Samsung smartphones to carry the sensor too.