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Samsung is developing a 600-megapixel camera

As we know Samsung for manufacturing the budget range and premium range smartphones, they’re also quite popular for producing the components used in these smart devices. It is the first manufacturer to introduce the 64-megapixel and the 108-megapixel sensor for smartphones. Now Samsung is planning to improve the camera quality and according to the leaks, they are developing the new 600-megapixel camera.

Our eyes are said to match the resolution of around 500-megapixel, and Yongin Park, Head of Sensor Business Team at Samsung, unveiled that they are working on the 600-megapixel sensor which will be sharper than the human eyes can perceive and can attain the more detail than the human eye can ever see.

Yongin Park, EVP, Head of Sensor Business Team, System LSI Business

According to Yongin Park, “Sensors able to detect light wavelengths outside of that 450 and 750 nanometers (nm) range are hard to come by, but their use can benefit a wide range of areas. For example, image sensors equipped for ultraviolet light perception can be used for diagnosing skin cancer by capturing pictures to showcase healthy cells and cancerous cells in different colors. Infrared image sensors can also be harnessed for more efficient quality control in agriculture and other industries. Somewhere in the future, we might even be able to have sensors that can see microbes not visible to the naked eye,” which will be a great step towards the field of other industries.

But the problem is fitting the 600-megapixel camera in a small place for a smartphone is really challenging. One way to do it is to shrink the pixel size – the HM1 and HMX sensors have 0.8μm pixel size, which until recently were the smallest available. Then Samsung introduced a sensor based on 0.7μm pixels and it hopes it can take the shrinking further and can innovate something new.

Also, “not only are we developing image sensors, but we are also looking into other types of sensors that can register smells or tastes,” which means they will develop the sensors that will go beyond the human senses.

There are no exact dates to commit this camera sensor, but they might use this for autonomous vehicles, drones, and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the future as nothing is specified in the Blogspot that they’ll use it for smartphone or not.

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