The human is around 500MP and Samsung wants something is attempting to produce something better than that.
Samsung’s head of its sensor business team, Yongin Park, has issued a press release explaining how the company is trying to make an image sensor that will surpass the resolution of the human eye.
A 600MP sensor would be massive in size, making it nearly impossible to fit inside a modern smartphone. In order to shrink the sensor, Samsung will have to reduce the pixel size, which would require the use of pixel binning tech to ensure the smaller pixels don’t result in dull pictures.
Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor uses its proprietary ‘Nonacell technology,’ which boasts a 3×3 pixel structure. This allows nine 0.8μm pixels to function as one large 2.4μm pixel to deliver impressive low-light performance.
If rumours are to be believed, Samsung will be launching a new 150MP Nonacell sensor for smartphones in Q4 2020. Like the 108MP sensor last year, Xiaomi could be the first manufacturer to release a phone with the new 150MP sensor. Phones with a 192MP camera sensor are also rumoured to arrive sometime later this year.