Samsung is the first company in the globe to unveil a smartphone camera equipped with a 108-megapixel sensor. Proceeding with development, the South Korean giant launched the world’s first 200-megapixel smartphone camera sensor in the shape of Samsung ISOCELL HP1 last week.
Presently, the company is developing another ambitious smartphone camera sensor-the company’s 600 megapixels were announced last year. Nevertheless, this high-megapixel sensor will not be unveiled soon.
In a speech at the SEMI Europe Summit, Haechang Lee, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics Automotive Sensors, disclosed that the Korean giant projects to unveil its 576-megapixel camera sensor in 2025. Image Sensors World found the image.
In addition, it seems that the 576MP camera sensor is not developed for smartphones, but the company is developing for cars. It can furthermore be utilized for drones and medical equipment, but its use case as a smartphone camera does not seem to be the focus.
Last year, when Samsung verified that it was developing a 600MP camera sensor, Yongin Park, executive vice president of Samsung’s sensor business, spoke about the company’s intention to exceed 500 megapixels (equivalent to the human eye).
A few months ago, it was reported that Samsung was working on a 600-megapixel camera sensor with a pixel of 0.8 meters and a resolution of 1/.0.57. At the time, it was reported that the camera caused a 22 mm bump.
The South Korean company is also enhancing the use of its camera sensors to smartphones. It now intends to deliver camera sensors for multiple categories, comprising autonomous vehicles (AV), drones, and IoT (Internet of Things) equipments.