THE Samsung worked closely with Xiaomi to create a sensor 108 megapixels for smartphones: the Isocell Bright HMX approaches mirrorless cameras with a size of 1 / 1.33 inch, capable of capturing more light and selecting the most suitable ISO level for each situation. Oh, and he can record videos in 6K resolution. The component will be in a future Xiaomi phone, probably the Mi Mix 4.
The Samsung Isocell Bright HMX is the first sensor for cell phones to exceed 100 million pixels. Of course, more megapixels are not a guarantee of better image quality, but they can help. Tetracell technology combines four 0.8 μm pixels to work as a single 1.6 μm, generating 27 MP photos; the idea is to capture more light.
This is also the first sensor for 1 / 1.33 inch (or 0.75 inch) cell phones. Its size comes close to that of 1-inch sensors present in mirrorless cameras such as the Sony RX10 IV, Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200. It remains to be seen, however, how your image quality will be.
Isocell Bright HMX also has a mechanism called Smart-ISO, which promises to identify the ambient lighting to adjust the ISO. In bright places, it lowers the ISO to improve saturation and produce more vivid images. Meanwhile, in darker scenes, it raises the ISO.
In the case of video, the sensor is capable of reaching 6K resolution (6,016 x 3,384) at 30 frames per second. Meanwhile, the photos reach up to 12,032 x 9,024 pixels.
Xiaomi worked with Samsung on 108 MP sensor
Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi, says in a statement that his company worked closely with Samsung “from the initial conceptual stage to production that resulted in an innovative 108 megapixel image sensor”.
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch a smartphone with Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor, without revealing more details. Rumors say that this will be the Mi Mix 4 with Snapdragon 855 processor and digital reader built into the screen. Isocell Bright HMX will begin mass production in August.