The challenge of 576 megapixels of resolution
Samsung has made significant advances in the field of photographic camera sensors in recent years. So much so that today it is one of the main manufacturers and suppliers of many other brands.
Currently the brand monopolizes some of the most interesting proposals and also with the highest resolution on the market. In this way, many of the mobile phones that integrate a main camera with a resolution of 48, 64 or even 108 megapixels (such as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 among others) make use of Samsung sensors.
What’s more, the cameras that we will soon be able to see with 200 megapixel sensors will also have the latest Isocell sensor created by the Korean company. Quite a milestone in terms of resolution, but it is still planned to go further and exceed that amount in a matter of a few years.
Samsung announced that it plans to further reduce the size of the pixels of its sensors and do so at the same rate as what they have been doing over the years. The reason or interest for such a progression? Well, the company hopes to have a 576 megapixel sensor ready for 2025.
Yes, imagining a sensor with dimensions as small as the current ones used in mobile phones and with resolutions of 108 or 200 megapixels is incredible, but going up to 576 is already impossible. But no, the progression that the company has shown to be capable of following the truth is that it is very close to such a challenge being able to be achieved in the established time of four years.
Why a 576 MP sensor?
Having a 576 megapixel resolution sensor in a mobile phone keeps making you wonder what the real purpose of it is and if, again, less resolution and larger pixel size would not be better to capture more light.
Yes, having a greater capacity when it comes to capturing light in complicated situations sounds much better in terms of the quality of the final image, but it is also true that once again a higher resolution provides advantages such as greater zoom by cropping the sensor itself.
Equally, such a high resolution and Pixelbinning techniques they should compensate. In addition to the fact that it is assumed that as technology advances, that ability to improve the capture of light in smaller pixels also advances.
Be that as it may, the truth is that the Korean company had already commented on occasion of its intention to reach the number of 500 MP sometime. So it is normal for them to push in that direction to achieve it. In addition, for some that would be the resolution to which our eyes could be said to see.
So we will see in 2025 if they get it and to what extent that increase in resolution is something that is really worth it or not. Right now the spotlights are focused on seeing the performance of its 200 MP sensor that some mobile phones will begin to integrate. If these show that such an increase is worth it, then we may think that they have not lost their minds in this megapixel race.