Samsung claims industry's first 108Mp image sensor for smartphones

Tuesday, 13 Aug, 2019

The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX will go under mass-production later this month. Samsung said the HMX is the result of close collaboration with China's Xiaomi.

Samsung's new image sensor could allow for some really good pictures on the company's future phones, and on other phones.

Samsung first announced its ISOCELL technology in 2013. When the pixels are merged, the megapixel count is reduced from 108 to 27, which is still over twice as many as a standard smartphone camera. When under bright lights, the Smart-ISO mechanism that helps to clear out the image for the flawless photograph, switches to low ISO in order to produce the right pixel saturation and more rich photographs. It will produce high resolution photographs, and also shoot in 6K video (6016 x 3384) at 30 fps. This handset is an improvement over the Galaxy A10 with the inclusion of Dual Rear cameras, Bigger battery and also a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Chipmaker Qualcomm too had earlier upgraded the camera support to 192-megapixel on its new processors like Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 730.

The sensor is 1/1.33-inch in size and has a larger surface area compared to conventional models, so it will absorb light better. "As we continue our partnership, we anticipate bringing not only new mobile camera experiences but also a platform through which our users can create unique contents". "The mechanism uses a high ISO in darker settings that helps reduce noise, resulting in clearer pictures". The ISOCELL is one successful line that we've been comparing it with Sony sensors for years.

Samsung has officially introduced the world's first 108MP Image Sensor for smartphones in collaboration with Xiaomi. The camera tech will come with Samsung's GW1 64MP sensor and will come with a Redmi smartphone in Quarter 4, 2019.

The quality of images from Samsung's ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor remains to be seen.

It's the first mobile image sensor to offer photos of more than 100 megapixels, according to Yongin Park, the executive vice president of Samsung's sensor business.