This is not the first time that we have heard of a possible 600MP photographic sensor intended to be applied to smartphones. However, until now everything seemed “too good” to be true.
After giving us the first indications about this sensor in April, the Ice Universe leaker referred again to its existence, confirming that Samsung’s 600MP sensor is already in the development phase.
Samsung’s 600MP sensor will be impossible to apply to a smartphone
This time, an image was published that shows us the current state of development of this sensor and, it is too clear that a practical implementation on a smartphone would be impossible.
As you can see in the image, this single sensor occupies 12% of the smartphone’s rear panel, but that’s not even the main problem. In its current state, it has a relief greater than 2 centimeters, which would be just ridiculous to see on a smartphone.
It is not yet clear how the manufacturer intends to implement this sensor in their smartphones, but it is possible that it will not be implemented permanently. For example, the possibility of being launched as an “add-on” for the photographic module of your smartphones could be explored, using a magnetic connection to connect to the smartphone.
One thing is certain, it will be a long time before we have more concrete information about a possible final product. In 2021, it is expected that the greatest technological advance that can be achieved in the market for photo sensors for smartphones is the launch of a 192 megapixel sensor.
Throughout 2020, the launch of smartphones with 4 photographic sensors became commonplace, being used essentially to provide greater versatility to smartphones. However, in most situations, these sensors turn out to be one more gimmick than truly useful.
We will need to wait to see the path chosen by the manufacturers, but it would not be a big surprise if in 2021 we started to see a new trend in reducing the number of cameras present in smartphones.
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