100 million pixel smart phone 2020



In 2020, the global smartphone market is expected to focus on the development of communication networks, represented by 5G and hardware form factor tests, described as foldable smartphones. In addition, the hyper-connected environmental strategy, combined with powerful AI and other software-driven hardware, is expected to accelerate.

Smartphones with cameras over 100 million pixels are expected to emerge and explore different possibilities. Even smartphones hitting the 200-megapixel wall are expected to emerge, and the focus of the industry is on the development of Samsung Electronics.

Pixel wise

In the current global smartphone market, the war on ‘pixels’ is relatively quiet. With over 10 million pixels in the main camera, I was in the line of connecting more than one dual camera. However, recently, the pixel-war environment has receded.

The focus is on Opo, China, which has raised 64 million pixels and has taken 64 million pixels. In fact, Oppo’s Real MX2 Pro set the first smartphone record with 64 million rear camera pixels.

Samsung Electronics for the first time crossed the wall of 64 million pixels in the mid-low end lineup, not premium. The Galaxy A70S is the main character.

Beyond the premium lineup, the company has also crossed the limits of existing pixels in the mid- and low-end lineups, indicating that Samsung’s strategy for opening new technology is likely to be slightly higher than the premium lineup. The price has moved to the lineup.

In fact, the Galaxy Note 10 camera, the latest premium smartphone, with 16 million pixels ultra wide angle camera in the rear, 12 million pixels super speed dual-pixel camera (F1.5 / F2.4), with 12 million telephoto Camera, and 10 million pixels dual front it contains only pixel camera. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a quad camera with 16 million pixels ultra wide angle camera, 12 million pixels super speed dual pixel camera (f1.5 / f 2.4), 12 million telephoto camera and rear depth camera, and 10 Included. Million pixels in the front is a pixel double pixel.

Xiaomi of China recently crossed the wall of 180 million pixels. The CC9 Pro is the main character, and it has five cameras on the back, and it is spectacular. Samsung Electronics is expected to support the same 18 million pixel camera for next year’s Galaxy S11.

Snap Dragon’s Qualcomm has emerged as a key ‘key’ in Pixel Wars. Qualcomm said it will support 200 million pixels, recently unveiling the Snapdragon 865, the top 5G mobile app at the Hawaii Tech Summit. Oppo will be equipped with Snapdragon 865 in its premium lineup next year.

Battle of Samsung and Sony

The large number of pixels does not necessarily mean that you can capture quality images. The performance of the entire camera module, light detection capability, image processor, and other features should work to capture high quality images. However, it is true that pixels play an important role in the functions of the camera, and the image sensor technology plays a major role in the center.


Typically, an image sensor installed on a smartphone is called a CMOS image sensor (CIS). CIS has a three-layer stack of pixels, which means pixels, signal processing logic IC, and DRAM. The image sensor is paired with a voice coil motor (VCM) called an actuator and a lens that houses the camera module, which is mounted on the front and back of the smartphone.

Japan is the strongest player in the global image sensor market. This year it is estimated to occupy 48% of the market, and it is known that it has been strongest for a long time. Samsung Electronics accounts for only 20% of the market share.

However, Samsung Electronics’ ultra-tech difference is shining in the imaging center market.

Samsung unveiled the Isel Bright HMX, which supports 180 million pixels in August. It is a sensor that adopts a smaller size of 0.8

[1 millionth of a micrometer and one meter] pixels,
And it’s possible to shoot an ultra-high resolution that captures details that couldn’t be expressed on a mobile device. The light receiving area (light receiving area) has been enhanced, and the ‘tetrasyl technology’ which combines four pixels and uses them as one large pixel, bright and clear high definition in dark environment. Enables photos

Smart ISO technology has been adopted to enhance the color reproducibility and minimize noise. In addition, smart-ISO technology works to enhance color reproduction in low-light environments such as beach lighting, and noise in high-ISO mode in low-light environments. Improves.

The results are already coming out. While OPPO’s 64 million pixel technology is supported by Samsung Electronics, recently, Xiaomi has also made extensive development, which includes the 64 million pixel alliance, followed by the Skylight HMX.

Xiaomi’s co-founder Lenban said, “We have worked closely with Samsung Electronics since the beginning of development to implement an 18 million pixel image sensor, which we think is only possible on a small, thin smartphone, A premium was possible through a DSLR.

Samsung Business Team, Vice President of Samsung Electronics System LSI Division, Park Yong An said, “We have continued to make innovative efforts to develop mobile image sensors that affect the whole world with the highest resolution as human eyes. , And we’re getting closer to that. Round it up a bit. “” Icy Bright HMX “We provide 180 million pixels and Samsung’s technologies, such as Tetra Cell and Icell Plus, to provide our customers with advanced details. Will provide. ”

Samsung Electronics unveils 140 million pixel image sensor technology from the 14 million new Pincet process through the International Semiconductor Device Association (IEDM) in Montgomery, USA, on the 7th (local time). Considering that Japan’s Sony will focus on 48 million pixels and not 60 million pixels next year, it is a big difference.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics is developing a rapid monetization strategy to compensate for the size of the inevitable image sensor by increasing the pixels. Scoil Slim GH1 is the main character. This is because the industry’s first pixel size of 0.7 µm (micro meter, 1 million meters) has been obtained.

Samsung Electronics, which launched the industry’s first 1.0µm pixel image sensor in 2015, released 0.9µm (2017) and 0.8µm (2018) products, followed by a massive 0.7µm pixel Iswell Slim GH1. , Making it a smaller mobile image. This sensor is said to guide innovation in the market. The camera module can be reduced in size and thickness compared to a single pixel’s 0.8 μm pixel image sensor, which is suitable for slim designs and mobile devices that require higher pixels. Play a role

Yong In Park, Vice President said, “We have continued to innovate in Pixel technology since we announced the industry’s first 1.0 micron pixel product, which includes 64 million and 180 million ultra pixel products with 0.8 micron pixels.