The race for the camera sensors has never been more fierce. It seems every major smartphone manufacturing company needs the biggest and brightest sensor in the market. Earlier this week, Samsung revealed it is preparing to build 600MP camera sensors which will capture more detail than the human eye. Although 600MP sensors are not expected to become reality anytime soon, in a new post on Weibo tipster Ice Universe has reported that Samsung will launch a new 150MP sensor later this year.
Xiaomi will be the first smartphone manufacturer to use the latest 150 MP sensor according to the tipster. A Xiaomi phone will presumably be introduced in the fourth quarter of the year with the 150MP ISOCELL sensor. Samsung, too, is said to have started working on a new 250MP camera sensor.
Last year Xiaomi became the first company to use the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor from Samsung in the Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10. And it’s certainly possible it will also get first turn on the next high-resolution sensor from Samsung. It is also speculated that OPPO and Vivo intend to launch phones equipped with the 150MP ISOCELL camera sensor by the first quarter of 2021.