It has just been announced that Sony will be working on its first photo sensor with 100 megapixel resolution.
This is excellent news for mid-range smartphones, as the component is being developed specifically for this market segment.
Sony will work on its first 100 megapixel sensor
Sony is developing its first 100 megapixel resolution sensor. The information is advanced by the digital leaker Chat Station who said on the Chinese social network Weibo that this same sensor will be aimed at premium mid-range smartphones.
According to the well-known leaker, the Japanese giant does not want to be left behind by Samsung and is already working on the new sensor. Recall that Sony is one of the providers of camera sensors for well-established brands in the market such as Apple and Google.
Also according to the Digital Chat Station leaker, the new Sony sensor will be part of the brand’s IMX8 series that debuted with the Honor 70 and had 54 megapixels of resolution. Now the brand will go further and wants to reach 100 megapixels of resolution.
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With this project, Sony intends to consolidate its position in the market, since Samsung will already be developing the ISOCELL HP3 sensor with 200 megapixel resolution, and Motorola should soon launch a model equipped with Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor also with 200 megapixel resolution. . .
On the other hand, Sony Chairman and CEO Terushi Shimizu recently claimed that in the next few years, smartphone cameras will be equivalent to DSLR cameras.
This statement indicates that the Japanese giant is focusing its efforts and know-how on improving the photographic sensors of the mobile terminals it develops.