Samsung in collaboration with Xiaomi has just set a milestone for phones, the company has created a 108-megapixel smartphone camera sensor. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX is the first to surpass the 100-megapixel mark and is capable of shooting 6k video (6016 x 3384) at 30 fps.
The sensor is the first to adopt the 1/1.33-inch size, which makes it around 3/4 of the size of a 1-inch sensor similar to the one found in the Sony RX100 VII. Because of this, smartphones with this sensor is likely to be limited. This sensor is also equipped with what Samsung calls “Smart-ISO” technology, which will automatically adjust the sensor’s ISO levels to compensate for brightly-lit or low light environments.
Mass production of this sensor is expected to start later this month, which could mean that we’ll be seeing the first smartphone with this sensor by the end of the year. There are some rumors that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will be the first.