Samsung announced a new 108-megapixel ISOCELL Bright HMX, a mobile image sensor. The camera has been built by Samsung, in collaboration with Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi. Earlier in the year, Samsung also launched the 64-megapixel sensor.
Samsung claimed that 0.8μm image sensor with over 100 million pixels will produce extremely sharp photographs rich in detail. The sensor will give you exceptional photos even in low-light conditions. It employs the Tetracell technology, meaning it will produce a 27MP sensor with 1.6μm pixel pitch. The ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor can record video recording at resolutions up to 6K (6016 x 3384) 30-frames-per-second (fps).
The mass production of the sensor will begin by the end of August, so we can expect the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 to sport the HMX at its launch, likely taking place in October.
“For ISOCELL Bright HMX, Xiaomi and Samsung have worked closely together from the early conceptual stage to production that has resulted in a groundbreaking 108Mp image sensor. We are very pleased that picture resolutions previously available only in a few top-tier DSLR cameras can now be designed into smartphones,” said Lin Bin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi. “As we continue our partnership, we anticipate bringing not only new mobile camera experiences but also a platform through which our users can create unique content.”