Currently, the highest resolution of a mobile camera is 108MP. But this is going to change very soon. Today, Samsung Exynos posted an interesting status on Twitter. It asked: ‘Dear shutterbug, what do you expect the most from smartphone camera?’ Also, it posted a video showing a 200MP camera sensor along with other 5 sensors. With this, it hints at an upcoming smartphone sporting up to 6 camera lenses. Moreover, the video shows a dual-camera on the front. And all these cameras should be working under the control of a
new Samsung Exynos chip.
Dear shutterbug, what do you expect the most from smartphone camera? 📷 pic.twitter.com/HGwmoKYD3V
— Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) March 22, 2021
However, this is not surprising. A couple of months ago, Ice Universe reported that Samsung is going to release a new ISOCELL camera sensor with an outstanding resolution. Moreover, he said that new models powered by this CMOS are on the way.
Key Advantages Brought By A 200MP Camera
Anyways, this doesn’t mean that the first commercial smartphone will come our way from Samsung. According to a previous leak, the ZTE Axon 30 Pro is going to become a camera-centric smartphone sporting a 200MP sensor. Thanks to the leaks, we learned that the sensor has a model number S5KGND. It will have a sensor size of 1/1.37″, a pixel size of 1.28um, and a pixel focus size of 0.64um.
This camera sensor will also utilize the photo binning technique. This means that in low-light environments, it will take 50MP photos or even 12.5MP photos. Of course, it will reduce the resolution to take clearer photos. Other notable features of the 200MP Samsung S5KGND CMOS include dual native ISO, 16K video output support, and quad-core focus.
Well, as said, Samsung also hinted at a new Exynos chip at the end of the video. This simply means it may uncover a new SoC to support this camera technology. At the moment, the most powerful and newly-released mobile chip is the Exynos 2100. It supports up to six cameras and 200MP single camera resolution. So there is also a reason to think the manufacturer won’t announce a new product but re-announce the Exynos 2100.