Samsung is working on a 600MP camera that would occupy a large part of the back area of our smartphone, and at the moment you will not see it in any upcoming launch.
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One of the most important elements that our smartphones have is the main camera sensor, Samsung wants to push the limits by launching a 600MP sensor.
Earlier this year, Samsung’s Executive Vice President of Sensor Business Unit Yongin Park said the company wanted to create a sensor that could go beyond the human eye. It is said that the resolution that can be assessed by the human eye is around 576MP. This work is not easy, having a 600MP camera may sound crazy but everything comes with a price. Its size could be huge.
Samsung’s 600MP camera project leaked
Now, IceUniverse’s tweet shows us that the company is already manufacturing a 600MP camera, they are offering a series of diagrams of how both the sensor and the camera module look on a smartphone.
Samsung is really doing 600MP sensors! pic.twitter.com/vGgsfxsGGh
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 5, 2020
It is considerably large because the sensor would occupy 12% of the back of a Galaxy S20, and you can imagine that the camera module would be even larger. Aesthetically, it might be a problem for some users.
Overall the sensor thickness is 3 times bigger in this 600MP camera, today most of the high-end mobiles have 9mm thick camera sensors, whereas this prototype comes with 22 mm according to the leak.