Samsung plans to add 600 MP camera to smartphones

Samsung may be working on a 600 MP sensor camera for smartphones. At least that’s what the information on a leaked slide of a confidential presentation for investors in the South Korean company indicates.

According to the Ice Universe, the manufacturer plans to add the powerful lens to upcoming devices. Thus, with a higher resolution, the intention is to minimize the loss of quality when using the zoom when recording videos in 4K and 8K.

Image of the supposed presentation for investors.
Image of the supposed presentation for investors.Source:

Another information revealed in the presentation is that the ISOCELL sensor can greatly increase the physical size of the devices. That’s because it should have a 0.8 µm pixel sensor, similar to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s 108 MP lens.

However, the new sensor measures about 22mm thick and should occupy 12% of the device’s back panel. That is, discarding the possibility of the “ideal size” of devices with only 9 mm.

Corroborating the rumor, the The Korea Economic Daily recently revealed that Samsung plans to release a 600 MP photo sensor by 2025. However, the journal did not make it clear whether the feature would be specifically for smartphones.

Example of OPPO patented removable camera module.
Example of OPPO patented removable camera module.Source: Oppo/Reproduction

A modular solution

As seen, the models with 600 MP camera will not be released by Samsung anytime soon. Certainly, the company will use this time to work on the solution to reduce the size of the sensor on the devices.

So, as the North American site points out Android Central, it is possible that the South Korean brand is inspired by its competitor Oppo. The Chinese manufacturer recently filed a patent for a removable camera module.

This way, the user would have a kind of “detachable lens” and would use it on the device only when necessary. So this would eliminate the thickness issue that Samsung seems to be facing at the moment.

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