Samsung has officially introduced the world’s first 108MP Image Sensor for smartphones in collaboration with Xiaomi. After lots of rumours, Samsung made it official and the new image sensor will be first used on upcoming Xiaomi flagship device. The new HMX sensor will be the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP Image Sensor
The new 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX has a 0.8um image sensor comes with a pixel size of 1/1.33-inch which claimed to be the first image sensor designed for a smartphone. The image sensor sports is equivalent to a large 12032 x 9024-pixel resolution photos and high-quality images even in low-light photography by absorbing more light in such condition.
The company claims, “With the latest addition, Samsung will expand its 0.8μm image sensor offerings from its recently announced ultra-high 64MP to 108MP, a resolution equivalent to that of a high-end DSLR camera.”
The HMX Sensor is developed using Samsung’s Tetracell and ISOCELL Plus technology that can generate brighter images at a resolution of 27-megapixel and the sensors intelligently choose the perfect ISO by matching environment condition. Alongside, the HMX sensor supports 6K video recording at 30 frame-per-second (fps).
Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi said “For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early conceptual stage to production that has resulted in a groundbreaking 108MP image sensor. We are very pleased that picture resolutions previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones,”
The new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP camera sensor production will start later this month. By collaborating with Xiaomi, it’s confirmed that Xiaomi’s upcoming device will be the first smartphone to be equipped with this new sensor. We expect that could be Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 to feature a 108MP camera sensor.