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Megapixel War Breaks Out

It’s been dubbed the megapixel war, the race among smartphone companies to add three cameras to their latest models.

Some 50 per cent of the smartphones sold globally will have three or more camera sensors by the end of 2021, according to Counterpoint Research.

Counterpoint said original equipment manufacturers or OEMs are taking the battle a step ahead, with the triple camera set-up now becoming popular among the users.

Almost six per cent of smartphones sold globally had three or more rear camera sensors in March 2018. This figure is likely to go up to 15 per cent by the end of 2019 and 35 per cent by the end of 2020.

Counterpoint said the triple camera fixture initially featured in the higher-priced smartphones.

That changed towards the end of 2018 and early 2019 when more affordable mid-tier smartphones featured three or more cameras.

Counterpoint said that more than 40 smartphones launched as of April this year had three or more cameras with Huawei and Samsung the leading adopters.

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