Washington: South Korean Tech company Samsung is working on increasing the smartphone camera resolution threshold this year, said a Mashable report. Citing noted tipster Ice Universe, the report said that Samsung has plans to introduce plenty of new `innovative` ISOCELL camera sensors in 2021. Among the plans is a 200-megapixel sensor as well, said the report, adding that the tipster claimed a 200MP camera sensor for smartphones is “coming soon.”
Mashable also reported that Samsung`s clients had asked the company to develop a 200MP sensor last year itself. However, technical difficulties with production yield mean the Korean company was not able to deliver this on time. It appears Samsung has now overcome those hurdles and is all set to introduce a 200MP camera for smartphones this year.
It is rumoured that Samsung`s supposed 200-megapixel ISOCELL image sensor may debut with ZTE`s new flagship, the Axon 30 Pro. And with this, the sensor can record videos in 16K and has support for both 4-in-1 and 16-in-1 pixel binning to reduce noise in photos.
Pixel binning is the process of combining the data from pixels into one superpixel, reducing noise in the photo but at the cost of resolution. These details find themselves in the wild thanks to a tipster known as WHYLAB and if we are to believe his leaks, Samsung`s new sensor measures 1/1.37 inch and has 1.28-micron pixels.
These leaks follow several reports of Xiaomi apparently working with Samsung to launch a smartphone with a 150-megapixel camera.As reported by Mashable, the 150-megapixel camera sensor was said to have support for 9-in-1 pixel binning and a larger 1-inch sensor. However, this phone was supposed to launch in Q4 of last year, which has not happened.
It may be noted that Samsung expanded its successful ‘M’ series in India by launching the Galaxy M02 with a large 5000mAh battery, good camera and large screen.
The latest gadget comes at a starting price of Rs 6,999 (2GB+32GB variant) in India, while the 3GB+32GB variant is expected to cost Rs 7,499 on Amazon.in, Samsung.com and all key retails stores.
Samsung Galaxy M02, which will be available in four colours of Black, Blue, Red and Gray, comes with a 6.5-inch screen with HD+ Infinity V Display for an immersive viewing experience. The large HD+ screen is ideal for video calls, content streaming, online education and entertainment, Samsung says.
The Korean technology giant has also extended an introductory offer, wherein, consumers can avail a special discount of Rs 200 on Amazon.in for limited time.