Xiaomi and Samsung will release a 200 MP camera sensor, who will be the first?

Xiaomi and Samsung will release a 200 MP camera sensor, who will be the first?

Currently, the smartphone with the largest camera sensor is 108 megapixels (MP), and Samsung has a 108 MP sensor, the camera sensor is on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

According to Sam Mobile, the company is now pushing it even further with a 200MP sensor named the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor. ISOCELL HP1 comes as a 200 megapixel resolution sensor and is expected to be the first in the industry. This technology sensor has been launched with the new pixel-binning technology, and is claimed to improve low-light shooting.

Reportedly for video, the Samsung ISOCELL HP 1 can shoot 8K video at 30fps using four-in-one pixel binning. Along with the HP1, Samsung also announced a new sensor in its ISOCELL GN series.

The 200MP sensor can choose to use all 200 megapixels as individual 0.64 micron pixels. This means it’s not the largest individual pixel size ever seen in a smartphone camera. However, Samsung’s new ISOCELL HP1 sensor uses ChameleonCell’s pixel-binning technology which allows it to group four or 16 pixels into larger pixels.

Both configurations turn the ISOCELL HP1 into a 50-megapixel sensor with 1.28 micron pixels or a 12.5-megapixel sensor with 2.56 micron pixels. Samsung says that the 12.5-megapixel configuration significantly improves low-light shooting. It is unknown when the public will see the ISOCELL HP1 sensor in mainstream smartphones.

The Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi, will do the same. Xiaomi was previously rumored to be launching a smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera in 2022, but there are no solid reports about the smartphone yet.

Xiaomi and Samsung will release a 200 MP camera sensor, who will be the first?

It is also unknown whether Samsung will use a 200 megapixel sensor in its flagship smartphone next year. It looks like this will be a pretty fierce competition, considering that Xiaomi is always with surprises. Did Samsung or Xiaomi first release a smartphone with its 200MP camera sensor?

Xiaomi is growing significantly

Xiaomi for the first time was able to position itself as the second largest vendor in the world based on handset shipments in the second quarter of 2021. With this achievement, Xiaomi has now surpassed Apple which previously perched in that position. This is a remarkable achievement, considering that the vendor, founded by Lei Jun and Lin Bin, only started the mobile phone business in 2010.

According to a report by the technology research institute Canalys, Beijing-based Xiaomi was able to capture 17% of the global market share, only slightly different from Samsung which controlled 19%. Apple is now in third place with 14% in the quarter.

Xiaomi’s growth so far has been contributed mainly from budget-friendly devices, although the company has made significant progress in the premium smartphone market. The average price for Xiaomi handsets is about 40% to 75% cheaper than Samsung or Apple phones, Canalys added.

Not unlike Canalys, research company Omdia has also appointed Xiaomi as the second largest vendor in the world. Omdia notes. Global smartphone shipments rose by almost 7% in Q2 2021. Omdia said that the global smartphone market has started to recover since the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. Notably, demand grew 6.9 year-on-year to 299.1 million units in Q2 2021, compared to 279.7 million in Q2 2020.

Samsung led the way with 57.3 million, up 5.6%. Omdia said the South Korean giant’s “mild growth” in shipments was largely due to supply constraints for key components and reduced operations at production facilities, particularly in India and Vietnam which were hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak. Xiaomi once again stood out, reaching second place, shipping 49.9 million units, up 72.9%.

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