Already in the last week Xiaomi briefly mentioned a smartphone with a camera sensor with 108 megapixels on a slide during a presentation. Now Samsung moves to and introduces the appropriate camera sensor, which should also be in the upcoming Xiaomi flagship.
However, it is still unconfirmed that the first 108 megapixel smartphone, as expected, will be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. When and in which model Xiaomi specifically plans the deployment is thus still open. However, Samsung announces that the new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the full name of the 108-megapixel sensor, was developed in close collaboration with Xiaomi.
Tetracell combines four pixels into one for 27 MP photos
Considering the first 1 / 1.33 “smartphone sensor, Samsung promises better shots, especially in low light conditions, as more light can be captured, and four pixels in low light using Tetracell technology combined to one, so that photos with 27 megapixels arise, which are brighter than without
this technique. Smart ISO adjusts the ISO value to the respective lighting conditions. Even at high ISO values and poor lighting Samsung promises low-noise images, while the automatic adjustment of the ISO value in bright light conditions should ensure as sharp and colorful images.
Videos with 6K resolution at 30 FPS
The new sensor, which breaks the 100-megapixel mark on smartphones for the first time, can record video without reducing the field of view with a resolution of 6,016 × 3,384 pixels (6K resolution) at up to 30 frames per second.
For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have come up with a 108Mp image sensor. DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones. As we continue our partnership, we anticipate bringing not only new mobile camera experiences but also a platform through which our users can create unique content.
Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi
Mass production starts this month
The mass production of the new camera sensor is expected to start this month, with a delivery and the integration in the first smartphones is thus expected in the fall, which would potentially fit the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. To what extent the camera sensor is initially Xiaomi-exclusive, or whether it is available to other smartphone manufacturers immediately, is not yet known.