Samsung today introduced the highly anticipated ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor, the first of 108MP for smartphones. This sensor was the result of a partnership with Xiaomi, which will probably be the first manufacturer to integrate this sensor into their smartphones.
“Through an important collaboration with Xiaomi, ISOCELL Bright HMX is the first sensor for smartphones with more than 100 million pixels. It offers unparalleled color reproduction and impressive detail with advanced Tetracell technology and ISOCELL Plus,” said Yoingin Park – Vice President, Sensors, Samsung Electronics.
Impressive 108-megapixel sensor specifications
Like the 64MP sensor, it comes with a 0.8μm sensor. However, this is a much larger sensor, with 1/1.33″, being the first to reach these dimensions.
Thanks to its size, it can capture photos at an incredible 12.032 x 9.024 resolution, which can be compared to some high-end DSLR cameras. With these dimensions, the sensor also ensures high light absorption, resulting in high-quality photos even in low-light environments.
The HMX comes equipped with Smart-ISO functionality, which uses artificial intelligence technology to be able to select with impressive precision, the ideal ISO for any type of environment. To ensure the best quality in low-light environments, the sensor takes advantage of Tetracell and ISOCELL Plus technologies for 27MP photos.
Finally, in the video segment, you’re sure to be surprised when you can record in 6K (6016 x 3384) at 30fps.
Will Mi Mix 4 be the first one with this sensor?
Now that it has been confirmed that Xiaomi will be the first to use this 108MP sensor, we can only speculate which smartphone will be chosen.
During the last weeks, there have been many rumors and leaks about one of the most anticipated smartphones of today, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. This will most likely be the best smartphone ever manufactured by the brand, so it would not be a surprise to see integrated the 108MP sensor.
Given the mass production of the new Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, it does not seem impossible that Xiaomi can still integrate the same into the anticipated Mi Mix 4.