Samsung has been innovating smartphone cameras with the introduction of 48MP, 64MP, 108MP and is reportedly engaged on a 150MP sensor as effectively. These sensors have been part of most mid-range and flagship smartphones, together with the most recent Galaxy S20 Ultra. Now, the corporate is planning one thing huge within the picture sensors section. Yongin Park, EVP, Head of Sensor Business Team, System LSI Business mentioned that human eyes can match a decision of round 500MP — as compared, DSLR cameras and smartphones provide 40MP and 12MP sensors. To beat even the human eye, Samsung is now engaged on digital camera sensors with 600MP decision.
Samsung says that placing as many pixels as doable collectively right into a sensor isn’t an answer as it might lead to an enormous picture sensor that takes up all the area on the gadget. This means pixels must be shrunk in order that sensors could be as compact as doable. But then once more, smaller pixels lead to boring photos, as a result of smaller space that every pixel receives gentle data from. Samsung says that the majority digital camera can solely take photos which can be seen to the human eye at wavelengths between 450nm and 750nm, and sensors that may detect gentle wavelengths exterior of that vary are onerous to come back by.
Image sensors geared up for ultraviolet gentle notion can be utilized for diagnosing pores and skin most cancers by capturing photos to showcase wholesome cells and cancerous cells in numerous colors. Infrared picture sensors can be utilized for environment friendly high quality management in agriculture and different industries. The firm additionally intends to increase into different rising fields like autonomous automobiles, IoT, and drones. This means the 600MP sensor that Samsung is engaged on might discover itself on vehicles, drones, and so forth. Samsung additionally says that it’s trying into different forms of sensors that may register smells or tastes.