The 48-megapixel Phones are Advancing Near
Earlier this year, both Sony and Samsung announced the 48-megapixel image sensors. The sensors have been made especially for Smartphones. We have begun to hear the information that these devices will utilize the massive pixel counts.
Ben K. Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics quoted, “Demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors are growing as Smartphone evolve to deliver new and more exciting camera experiences for users. Ben added, “With the introduction of our cutting-edge 0.8μm-pixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and GD1 image sensors, we are committed to continuing driving innovation in image sensor technologies.”
View 20 by Honor
Honor has pre-declared the View 20. It uses the sensor IMX586 by Sony along. Moreover, Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor with “hole-punch” selfie camera is set to be disclosed soon.
View 20 by Honor is the follow up to the Honor View 10. This is a mid-range device with which we were extremely impressed with at the beginning of the year. Honor still hasn’t disclosed the details on View 20 yet. The company might make people wait until January 22nd. An event would be scheduled in Paris for the global model.
On the other hand, the Chinese V20 adaptation shall be coming out anywhere around or on December 26th. View 20 by Honor would compete on specifications and design vigorously than its forerunner. There is no doubt about the same.
Xiaomi 48-megapixel phone
In the meantime, Xiaomi is all set to reveal a 48-megapixel phone too in the upcoming months. The company’s co-founder and president, Lin Bin, recently shared a picture to Weibo with an unfamiliar device carrying the legend “48MP camera” beside its lens. Other than that, there have been no other details available, but Lin Bin has announced its coming in January.
Samsung and Sony have made similar claims about their sensors. Their sensors own extremely tiny pixels of 0.8µm. But physically the sensors are larger as compared to the competitors at an overall size of 1 /2.0 inches. Both the companies claim that every individual pixel can process information from its neighbours to generate the identity of a 12-megapixel image shot with 1.6µm pixels.
Market-directing phones, for example, the Pixel 3, as well as iPhone XS both, have 12-megapixel sensors along with 1.4µm pixels. Phones have existed in the past with the same high-resolution sensors. One such example is 41-megapixel 808 PureView by Nokia. Lumia 1020 also has similar specs, but there are too many differences around the size, software, and optics.
However, when it comes to the quality of the Smartphone’s images, the specifications rarely tell the story. So, we’re looking forward to trying the 48-megapixel camera phone.
Are you excited to witness if the claims made by the companies? Well, I can’t wait to have my hands on a 48-megapixel phone.
Would the claims made by them match up to the reality? Let us know in the comments about your feedback on the 48-megapixel phones.