In order to install a fairly large module in your smartphone, the company will have to try hard.
The authoritative network informant, known under the pseudonym Ice Universe, announced in April this year that Samsung in the future will release sensors with a resolution of 600 megapixels, which will surpass the capabilities of the human eye. Now the source has confirmed that such a sensor is really in development.
Ice Universe data has been confirmed many times – the informer clearly has contacts close to the development department of the South Korean company. In particular, the source was the first to publish the real Galaxy S20 images and a lot of other reliable information, so his words clearly deserve attention.
It became known how much space could be taken by a 600-megapixel photo module on a smartphone: 12% of the back panel area, with the camera unit protruding 22 mm above the back of the smartphone. If Samsung had not changed the fundamentally existing technology.
But it should be said that now there is a tendency to reduce the size of light-sensitive elements of Quad Bayer sensors to 0.7 microns, so it will already reduce the area of the sensor in 1.3 times. Moreover, Samsung is going to somehow use ISOCELL technology of next generation in the sensor, which supposedly will significantly reduce the physical size of the lens.
Anyway, but it is unlikely that smartphones with such cameras will appear on the market next year. After the 108 megapixel sensor, Samsung is expected to offer a 192 megapixel camera for smartphones.