Samsung's teases posibility of 600MP lens

Published: 27 April 2020 - 2:48 p.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Samsung has dropped hints that it is working on an image sensor with a resolution of 600MP. That's sharper than a human eye

Last year, Samsung announced that it was to manufacture and fit its phones with a 108MP camera.

The lens, which it co-developed with Xiaomi, powers the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra's main camera.

Samsung EVP Yongin Park explained in a blog post that a 600MP sensor could be on the cards.

The post reveals that Samsung is developing ways to pack a high number of megapixels in small sensors. The company has been using ‘Nonacell technology’ which employs a 3×3 pixel structure compared to a standard 2x2 array.

Samsung's 600MP camera will most probably end up in smartphones, but the company is expecting to expand its sensors into more devices, according to the blog post.

It could provide camera sensors for autonomous vehicles, drones, and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the future.

No timeline has been revealed just as yet, and we aren't sure as to when the 600MP lens would debut on a device. Watch this space.

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