It seems more and more likely that the 200 megapixel sensor may arrive in this newly released 2021, and I would do it hand in hand with Samsung, which had already been working on the design of this component for some time. With such a resolution, if in recent years the photographic function has already become a key element of smartphones, this feature could continue to escalate in relevance to become a key factor for many users.
This 200 megapixel sensor from Samsung, which is reported by Phonearena, curiously would not debut on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the absolute top of the range of the Korean technology, and that is that according to some rumors, it is expected to maintain the same 108 megapixel sensor that incorporates the S20 Ultra. Not so its design, which would undergo some very interesting changes. This, of course, makes us think that Samsung will save the trump card of the 200 megapixel sensor, or even higher, for a future Galaxy S30 Ultra.
Of Samsung’s projects regarding very high resolution sensors that have been talked about in recent times, it looks like the 200 megapixel sensor would be the closest to come. There is no specific data on dates, manufacturers or models, but it does indicate that we will not have to wait long to see it in action on a device.
This announcement seems, therefore, to leave behind the rumor of early last year, in which there was talk of a 150 megapixel sensor that, in addition to offering that resolution, would have a size of only one inch. The sensor was expected to see the light during the fourth quarter of 2020, but finally that prediction has not come true, so we will have to wait to see the size of the 200 megapixel sensor, to see if the 150 model project still makes sense.
As well been talking about a 250 megapixel sensor for a long time, of which the size is not known, but it is speculated that it will be significantly larger than the current models, 64 and 108 megapixels. And then there is the much-rumored 600-megapixel sensor, which would take some time in development, but whose size is still too high to be used on a smartphone or tablet, so it is most likely that you will still have to wait a while until you can enjoy that resolution on these devices .
Not as much has been said about this 200 megapixel sensor as about the previous ones, which makes it clear that Samsung is working on multiple sensor developments simultaneously, which is very interesting, since it points us to a near future in which cameras will grow substantially in resolution.