Sony is reportedly working on a new 100 MP snapper for smartphones. If the report is to be believed, this would be the Japanese tech giant’s first 100MP camera sensor.
This upcoming camera sensor will be aimed at mid-range and mid-range smartphones. A well-known Chinese informant, Digital Chat Station, tips (opens in new tab) that this camera sensor could be part of Sony’s IMX8 series. While not much is known about this camera sensor, however, it is said to be larger than the regular half-inch 64MP snapper.
He also suggested that Sony is also working on one more sensor that could be part of the IMX9 series and will likely compete with Samsung’s GN2 sensor. As per previous reports, this sensor could be a 50MP snapper and is expected to be almost 1 inch in size.
As a refresher, Samsung is also working on some powerful cameras for smartphones. It has a 600MP and 200MP sensor under construction and while the 600MP sensor is still being developed, the ISOCELL HP2 with 200MP sensor could be released soon.
Sony’s upcoming 100MP IMX8 series sensor is likely to face the ISOCELL HP3, which could appear in the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra phone next year.
Megapixel race heating up – upcoming phones with powerful camera settings
While we have a handful of phones in the budget and mid-range price segments with a 108MP Samsung sensor, however, the performance of most of these sensors leaves a lot to be desired.
This is because a higher megapixel count does not guarantee better camera performance. Brands like Apple and Google rely on better optimization and post-processing to produce great results. That said, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming phones that will feature a massive camera setup.
The upcoming Sony IMX8 series snapper will be Sony’s first attempt at breaking into the 100MP camera space, however it doesn’t appear to be the most powerful.
If rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi’s next flagship, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, could be the first device to ship with the more powerful IMX9 series sensor.
Additionally, Motorola’s Edge 30 Ultra, which has been in the news for a while, will debut with Samsung’s 200MP HP1 sensor that was introduced some time ago. The Galaxy S23 Ultra may come with the second-generation HP2 sensor.
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