What is the highest pixel count you’ve ever seen on a smartphone? If you said 41MP because you suddenly remembered this Nokia phone:
Then, you won’t be wrong! But the record held by the Nokia 1020 might soon be a thing of the past if Sony had their way.
The company recently announced the IMX586, a smartphone sensor with 48 megapixels resolution that aims to deliver super high-resolution shots while boosting low light performance. So you get a lot of details in daytime snaps and higher quality low-light images thanks to the fact that the IMX586 combines the signals from four adjacent 0.8-micron pixels into one pixel.
As for what it can produce, well check this out:
So when should we start seeing 48mp Smartphone cameras?
Not anytime soon.
The Japanese firm says the first sensor samples are due to be shipped in September 2018, which means we’ll probably see these sensors in 2019 flagships.