Samsung Unveils Their 108MP Smartphone Camera Sensor

Go big or take your pictures home

If it's not battery power, another way for smartphones to stand out is by their cameras. We already have Oppo with their 10x Zoom camera, then Huawei shocked us further with the world's first 50x zoom function on its P30 Pro. So now it looks like Samsung is set to stand out further with its brand new technology: a 108MP mobile image sensor that can even rival a DSLR camera.

That's right. Samsung has just introduced its 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX, the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels. A statement on its website said that the new image sensor promises to take extremely sharp photographs and exceptional photos in extreme lighting conditions. With those amount of zeroes, it should.

But that's not all; the sensor, which has a large 1/1.33” size, is capable of absorbing 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.

So while it is technically a 108-megapixel sensor, and while it's possible to get a 108-megapixel image though that depends on the phone hardware and app, you’re generally going to get the best results when it uses the 27-megapixel Tetracell technology. For stills, that 108-megapixels results in 12032 x 9024 pixels. And for the video folks, the ISOCELL Bright HMX also supports video up to 6K resolution at 30 frames per second.

Samsung states that mass production for the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX will begin later this month, though there's no word on which smartphones would be using this technology.