The South Korean tech giant Samsung is only vendor making 100+ megapixels sensor. And it is rumored to have a new camera sensor with resolution of whooping 150 megapixels. The camera sensor will be based on the same technology that the company showcased on Galaxy S20 Ultra i.e. ISO CELL Bright HM1 sensor. It is a successor of Tetra cell technology which was used in ISO CELL Bright HMX. ISO CELL Bright HMX was the first 108 MP sensor.
According to the rumor flourished on twitter, the sensor will be of 1” size. Which is larger than the 1/1.33” ISO CELL Bright HM1 sensor and 1/1.2” sensor that the Nokia Pure View used. The 150MP sensor is said to be based on the Nona cell technology. Which will perform 9-in-1 pixel binning to provide high resolution results.
The Samsung’s 150MP tends to results in 16MP shots by nonacell pixel binning whereas its predecessor ISOCELL Bright HM1 and ISOCELL HMX both produces 12MP image by distinct pixel binning technologies.
Samsung’s 150MP sensor wouldn’t be provided to the masses, only some flagship pro models will receive the sensor. Xiaomi is rumored to use the sensor first in its device and set to launch in Q4 of this year. Oppo and Vivo also have requested Samsung to provide the new sensor. It can be seen in Oppo’s and Vivo’s high-end handsets with Snapdragon 875 SoC in early 2021. Moreover, the sensor will be seen in next generation Galaxy S smartphone.