A very authoritative network insider under the nickname Ice Universe announced in April this year that Samsung will release sensors with a resolution of 600 megapixels in the future; which will surpass the capabilities of the human eye. Now, the insider has confirmed that such a sensor is indeed already in development.
Samsung is preparing a 600-megapixel camera for smartphones
This insider has repeatedly confirmed that he has contacts in the development department of the South Korean company; he was the first to publish real images of the Galaxy S20 and many other reliable information, so his words are definitely worth listening to.
This image shows what a 600-megapixel camera could be on a smartphone if Samsung doesn’t fundamentally change the technology. In this case, the camera alone will occupy 12% of the rear panel area, and the camera unit will protrude 22 mm above the back panel of the smartphone. Of course, that would be extremely inconvenient, so it will be very interesting to see how Samsung implements such a high resolution in the next generation ISOCELL sensor.
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It is unlikely that smartphones with such cameras will hit the market next year. After Samsung’s 108MP image sensor, insiders are expecting a 192MP sensor.
Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi topped the smartphone market in Q3 2020
Analytical agency Gartner has published another report on the smartphone market. So, in the third quarter of this year, 366 million smartphones were sold worldwide; which is 5.7% less than in the same period last year. And although the drop is noticeable, it is less than 20%, which the market fell by in the first half of the year.
Samsung is still the leader with 80.82 million units sold and 22% of the market. In general, of the Top 5 manufacturers, only Samsung and Xiaomi were able to increase sales – by 2.2% and 34.9%, respectively. Huawei is in second place with 51.83 million smartphones sold – its market share is 14.4%. Xiaomi sold 44.41 million smartphones – equivalent to a market share of 12.1%.
Apple is in fourth place. Between July and September, the company sells 40.6 million smartphones – its market share was 11.1%. Interestingly, Oppo is not far from Apple. In the third quarter, it sold 29.89 million smartphones (the market share of this company is 8.2%).