Samsung is a dominant name in the android smartphone industry. But most of its fame is due to its magnificent camera sensors. They were the world’s first consumer smartphone brand to introduce 64 and 108-megapixel camera. But it was just the beginning of a big revolution for the company.
In a news article released by Samsung, Yongin Park, Head of Sensor Business Team, promises to deliver a camera that will beat the resolution of the human eye. Basically you will see things much clearer with the camera than with your own eye.
How will Samsung fit a 600MP camera in its smartphone!
Park says that our human eye has the capability to match a resolution of around 500MP. His teams’ goal is to develop sensors that will help build a camera to fulfill the same proposition. This will make the smartphone a daily accessory even in film industries.
Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with an ISOCELL HM1 Bright sensor which can output 108-megapixel images with rich texture details. But these cameras are not actually 108 MP. It is a combinational system of nine 12-megapixel cameras. This is known as “nona-binning“. Some can also use the Quatro-binning system by using 4 27-megapixel cameras.
Practically speaking making a 600-megapixel lens is impossible because the size of its aperture will be bigger than any smartphone. This where the competition begins. The most significant part will be to develop sensors with low pixel size. Currently, the HM1 and HMX sensors are 0.8 micrometers in size. But Samsung is making a pixel sensor of 0.7 micrometers.
Samsung did not mention any deadline for this project, but we may see it very soon. Let us know what you think about the new invention from Samsung in the comments.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.