After placing a 108-megapixel sensor on their Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung is now committed to chasing even higher megapixel sensors.
According to SamMobile, the Korean manufacturer is looking to bring 600-megapixel camera sensors for smartphones and to other devices like IoT, drones, and cars.
Why 600-megapixels though? Well, the human eye is estimated to see at a resolution of 500-megapixels, so having a camera that has sensors of 600-megapixels would give us better imaging capabilities than what Mother Nature gave us.
The technology that will be used to develop the high-resolution camera can also be adapted to UV and infrared applications, which are useful in both the medical and agricultural fields.
Don’t hold your breath though – while the Korean chaebol is chasing the 600-megapixel dream, it’s going to be a while before they manage to have it ready for wide adoption, and there’s no guarantee that it’s going on an actual smartphone.
The company is rumored to launch a 150-megapixel Nonacell camera sensor for smartphones though, and there are rumors that they’ll be announcing a 192-megapixel smartphone in the near future.
Samsung is one of the global leaders of camera optics, as it produces its own line of sensors used on smartphones and other devices all around the world.