If You Think that 200MP is Overkill, Wait Until Samsung Releases its 320MP and 440MP Sensors!

Samsung thinks you’re trying to post a billboard image.

Samsung might be the only company crazy enough to release mobile camera sensors with exaggeratedly high MP counts. Back in 2020, they even planned to release a 600MP sensor which is very close to the resolution of the human eye. Though, we might not see this sensor on a mobile phone but rather somewhere more practical like in cars or in drones.

We tell this all the time, higher MP does not mean higher quality. However, that’s not the point Samsung is trying to make. Just like with Realme 11 Pro Plus or the Honor 90, the objective of these ridiculously high MP cameras is to make zoomed shots more detailed and sharp. Through the process of pixel-binning, this could be achieved. However, we found no useful purposes for them as of late because social media sites like Twitter and Facebook would compress these images and they require massive processing power and space. Our website couldn’t handle them easily too when we reviewed the Honor 90. Each 200MP image requires at least 25MB space, so imagine 440MP and 600MP.

There are four sensors currently in the building process, these are the 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN6, a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP7, a currently unnamed 320MP Samsung ISOCELL sensor, and finally, a whopping 440MP ISOCELL HU1 sensor. Even Omnivision and Sony stick to a maximum of 50MP or 108MP.

With these large sensors in mind, the world is going microscopic. Microscope cameras have been in the R&D section for a while now and to see things in 40x magnification, you need a powerful sensor that can present those details. These are a good example.

Chipsets like the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 have support for sensors of up to 320MP. The 440MP sensor might not be used for mobile phones entirely as this is overkill, even for Samsung. So we might see this in more practical areas like automotive or industrial sectors.

Source: 91Mobiles