Cameras play a key role in the mobile industry. For a long time, they were classified only by the number of megapixels they sported. But in recent years, other factors have come to count to differentiate the lenses of their devices, and the race has taken a new level with the addition of more sensors and different functions, such as Telephoto and Ultra-wide.
However, in recent months, the industry has once again steered its race for differentiation through the number of megapixels present in the camera. Sensors of 48 MP are already present even in intermediate smartphones, such as Redmi Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy A80, which can now be purchased in the domestic market.
Samsung, which already has smartphones with this sensor, seems to be working to increase this capability. The company recently launched a 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor, set to make its debut on a supposed buttonless smartphone, codenamed R6, expected to arrive later this year, thwarting plans for those expecting this technology in the future. Galaxy Note 10.
Famous leaker Ice Universe said in a recent tweet that the company has aborted plans to use the 64 MP GW1 sensor on a smartphone this year to focus its forces on the 2020 A-line models. Realme and Redmi must-have devices with this feature, with the latter even confirming that it works on such a model.
It is noteworthy that, as famous as the leaker maybe – although he has failed a few times – the information cannot be treated as official, and Samsung can bring the sensor to a smartphone later this year. The tweet that mentions this change has even been deleted. But Samsung has been more cautious about commercializing new technologies, even closer to the definitive launch of the Galaxy Fold.