One of the biggest changes in digital photography in recent years has been the increase in sensor resolution, especially on smartphones, which have reached 108 Mpx.
By the end of the year it wouldn't be a surprise to see 200 other Mpx modules, but it seems like this thing won't be there, at least not until Samsung touches it. Its management has made it clear that the company's intention is to create sensors with a higher resolution than human eye.
Samsung wants to create 600 Mpx sensors
In a photo shoot published on its website, the company explained how they envision the future of digital photography, and how they will invest more resources to access it.
Yongin Park, head of Samsung's graphic design team, talks about how digital imagery will work not only in the field of smartphones, where they already exist, but also in others such as autonomous cars, Internet of Things or agriculture.
In these fields, the need for a higher resolution would mean a change in usage, and the idea of having 600 Mpx with the same camera would be key. In fact, this may conflict with the human eye depending on the amount of information received.
Will we see them on smartphones?
Editing does not talk about these sensors that will come in the short term, and even that they have very little to do with cell phones. In fact, in a press release published on Android Authority, the company suggests that «the 600 Mpx sensor mentioned in the article is more than a long-term goal with no timeline in sight yet for a specific project in development«.
Forget 108 mpx cameras: soon 256 Mpx arrives
We already have the first details about 256 Mpx image sensors on mobiles that can be launched by 2020.
However, if we know we will soon have 200 Mpx sensors, it is only a matter of time before this mobile race zooms in at 600 Mpx in our day and night.