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Sony is developing a 100-megapixel camera sensor for mid-range smartphones

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Sony is said to be working on a 100-megapixel smartphone camera sensor. According to a source, the business, which makes sensors for Apple and Google phones, will target this camera sensor for mid-range phones.

The specifics are limited at the moment, but it seems that the Japanese firm is following Samsung, which is thought to be nearing completion on an improved version of the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor.

This sensor might be included in the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is expected to be released in 2023.

According to a Weibo post by tipster Digital Chat Station, Sony’s 100-megapixel smartphone camera sensor will be part of the company’s IMX8 series.

It’s worth noting that Samsung is rumoured to be nearing completion on an improved version of the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor, which will be one of the most extensive sensors ever fitted in a smartphone.

A few phones from the South Korean behemoth have primary sensors with a resolution of 108 megapixels.

Sony is rumoured to be working on an IMX9 series sensor in addition to the IMX8 series. According to a leak, there will be a 50-megapixel sensor called IMX989 with a size of about 1-inch. It’s likely to arrive with the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, rumoured.

Sony also supplies sensors to Apple and Google smartphones, perhaps the best smartphones for smart photography and videography on the market today.

Meanwhile, Motorola has acknowledged developing a new smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. According to a teaser, Motorola’s future smartphone will also have a 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HP1 camera.