Samsung has been making great strides in the camera sensor segment. After launching 48MP, 64MP, and 108MP camera sensors over the past two years, the South Korean company could take a step back and release a new image sensor with a relatively lower resolution.
According to noted tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), Samsung will soon come up with a 50MP image sensor with a 1/1.3-inch size. In comparison, the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX (S5KHMX) is a 1/1.33-inch sensor with 0.8μm pixels. So, the upcoming 50MP sensor with relatively larger pixels could be similar to Sony’s IMX700 50MP sensor (1/1.28-inch) that was released in February 2020 and is used in the Huawei P40 series.
Image sensors that have relatively larger pixels offer improved light sensitivity and better images in low-light conditions. Such sensors also offer brighter videos in low-light conditions when compared to ultra-high resolution sensors. We currently don’t know which smartphones or devices would end up using the upcoming camera sensor, but we should see more information soon.