The first smartphone with a 200MP camera could be just around the corner.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 was the first phone on the market to boast a 108 MP main sensor. When it came out at the end of 2019, it seemed crazy to everyone, but now it is becoming a standard in some high-end phones.
It has been almost a year and a half since the debut of Xiaomi’s phone, and the big question is what the next step will be. We know that manufacturers like to boast numbers, even though we know that more does not necessarily mean better, but they will soon offer us cameras with higher resolutions. The eyes have been on Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, and Realme, but no one has taken into account ZTE.
ZTE Axon 30 Pro might come with a 200MP camera
ZTE was the first to present the first smartphone with a selfie camera hidden under the screen, with the ZTE Axon 20 5G. Now, the company could surprise again with the launch of the first smartphone with a 200 MP main camera sensor. The rumor started on Chinese social network Weibo, where an official ZTE representative stated that the next Axon 30 Pro will have a Snapdragon 888 processor, which is nothing alarming.
However, it also details the new IPS Spectra 580, a new graphics processing chip that supports 200MP camera sensors. It also addresses that the sensor might support adverse lighting situations, as low as 0.1 lumens. Recording in 4K or the possibility of 10-bit color support is also another outstanding feature.
New sensor is made by Samsung
Another leaker on Weibo named Whylab stated that the new Axon 30 Pro, will feature a still unpublished 200MP sensor manufactured by Samsung, with a size of 1 /1.37″. If this is true, this new sensor is slightly smaller than the current 108 MP sensors, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s. Rumors indicate that the sensor supports two native pixel grouping modes: 4-in-1 and 16-in-1, capable of generating 50MP and 12.5MP still images effectively. Video recording in 16K is also on the list of supported features, but there is no mobile processor yet that can capture video in such high resolution.