Samsung Announces 108Mp Smartphone Image Sensor

Samsung has revealed its latest advancement in smartphone image sensor technology, the 108 megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Bright HMX. Developed in partnership with Xiaomi, the new mobile image sensor is the first of its kind to exceed 100 megapixels.

"Samsung is continuously pushing for innovations in pixel and logic technologies to engineer our ISOCELL image sensors to capture the world as close to how our eyes perceive them," said Yongin Park, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics. "Through close collaboration with Xiaomi, ISOCELL Bright HMX is the first mobile image sensor to pack over 100 million pixels and delivers unparalleled color reproduction and stunning detail with advanced Tetracell and ISOCELL Plus technology."

108 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX

With over 100 million effective pixels, the ISOCELL Bright HMX is designed to offer resolution performance on par with flagship DSLR camera models. In addition, the sensor features a large 1/1.33-inch size and pixel-merging Tetracell technology, enabling the device to absorb more light in dim environments and create brighter images when capturing pictures at 27Mp. Likewise, the sensor also supports up to 6K (6016 x 3384) 30-frames-per-second (fps) video recording capabilities.

"For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early conceptual stage to production that has resulted in a groundbreaking 108Mp image sensor. We are very pleased that picture resolutions previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones," said Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi. "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."

Specific smartphone models set to use Samsung's 108 megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Bright HMX have not been announced yet, but mass production of the sensor will commence later this month.

Source: Samsung