Samsung Electronics has introduced a 108-megapixel image sensor for mobile – an industry first.
The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels, will expand its 0.8μm image sensor offerings from its recently announced ultra-high 64Mp to 108Mp, a resolution equivalent to that of a high-end DSLR camera, Samsung says.
Samsung says it will have in excess of 100 million effective pixels enabling sharp photographs rich in detail, despite extreme lighting conditions.
The image sensor adopts a 1/1.33-inch size which allows it to absorb more light in low-lit settings than smaller sensors and its pixel-merging Tetracell technology allows the sensor to imitate big-pixel sensors, producing brighter 27Mp images.
The HMX will also be able to support video recording without losses in field-of-view at resolutions up to 6K (6016 x 3384) 30-frames-per-second (fps).
“For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early conceptual stage to production that has resulted in a 108Mp image sensor. We are pleased that picture resolutions previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones,” said Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi.
Mass production for Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX will begin later this month.