Is Samsung Set To Take Over Smart Sensors From Sony With 144MP Camera
Every smartphone maker is flogging the power of their camera but only a few such as Samsung and Sony have the capacity to develop their own processors and sensor technology.
This year the bragging was deafening as brand after brand many who are relying on third party manufacturers told us how good their cameras year, 2020 is going to be no different but there will be one difference Sony could be losing their stanglehold on camera sensor manufacturing.
The 48MP camera smartphones crowded the first part of 2019 then we saw phones with 64MP cameras which were eventually followed by smartphones Mi Note 10 with 108MP cameras. And now, according to one of the popular leakers, Ice Universe, Samsung is rumoured to introduce a 144MP camera manufactured using 14nm FinFET process.
In case you are aware of, though Sony jump-started the megapixels game with a 48MP sensor, it was Samsung who outpaced the former company by soon introducing 64MP and 108MP smartphone camera sensors.
Although Sony has a 64MP sensor now, the company is yet to make a 108MP camera.
On the other hand, Samsung is all set to manufacture 144MP camera sensors using 14nm FinFET process if the information shared by Ice Universe on Twitter happens to be true.
An infographic posted recently showcases the market trend of mobile CMOS sensors which incorporates over 100 million pixels to sub-10 million pixels.
It also adds 14nm manufacturing technology is essential to make sensors above 100 million pixels density.
Coincidently, just last week, Samsung exhibited a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process optimized for imaging applications.
This suggests that Samsung is getting ready to introduce 144MP mobile CMOS sensors to the market.
Note that Qualcomm’s recently introduced Snapdragon 865 SoC already has support for 200MP sensors, so the writing is on the wall.
The Galaxy S11 series is unlikely to feature this sensor instead it will have a 120MP sensor. Models after this will have the 144MP processor with the next Galaxy 11 Note tipped as the first smartphone to get this cutting-edge technology.
Another manufacturer could be Xiaomi whose products are now being sold at JB Hi Fi.