Samsung may launch a 576-megapixel sensor by 2025
Some time ago, Samsung also released its first 200 million pixel image sensor ISOCELL HP1, which has a smaller single pixel area (0.64μm) than the 100 million pixels ISOCELL HMX (0.8μm). This is also the world’s first 200 million pixel smartphone image sensor, providing a brand-new ChameleonCell technology. Different multi-pixel synthesis modes can be intelligently switched according to the use environment, including four-pixel (2×2) in one and sixteen-pixel (4×4) in one.
However, 200 million pixels is not the end of Samsung’s pursuit. According to Wccftech, Haechang Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics Automotive Sensors, recently introduced Samsung’s image sensor plan in a speech at the SEMI Europe Summit. According to the plan, Samsung intends to introduce a 576-megapixel image sensor to the market by 2025, but it did not give a detailed introduction.
Of course, this does not mean that smartphones will use this image sensor at this point in time. Some larger image sensors are mainly used in cars, virtual reality, and drones. However, with the current public plan, Samsung does go further and further on the road to pursue high-resolution.
In contrast, the 200-megapixel image sensor ISOCELL HP1 may soon be able to meet consumers. It is said that Xiaomi’s next-generation flagship product is discussing the design of the camera. One is the design of the rear 50 million pixel three-camera, and the other is equipped with this 200 million pixel image sensor ISOCELL HP1 to further improve the imaging effect. From a marketing point of view, it is indeed a good gimmick that flagship smartphones are equipped with high-pixel image sensors.