Photography has become one of the most important aspects to determine the success or failure of a smartphone. Today all phones offer a more than valid performance, so this aspect is what makes the difference between cheap and more expensive phones.
And there are many reasons why this distance exists. It is not enough to put a good lens, but it is necessary a perfect set between hardware, software, and artificial intelligence.
However, it is still important that the sensor be of the highest possible quality, and that is why manufacturers strive year after year to exceed their limits, with Sony and Samsung being the most prominent manufacturers.
Sony starts engines with its new 64 Mpx sensor
Today, the competition to see who makes the best mobile photography sensor is between Sony and Samsung, the Japanese manufacturer being an almost indisputable leader.
Yes, their phones have long since ceased to be a reference in mobile photography, but it is not because of their photographic sensors, that They continue to represent the highest quality standard.
One of the best photo sensors during 2019 has been the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586, a sensor that we have seen on mobile phones such as the OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 or the recent Oppo Reno 2. A sensor that already has a replacement.
Sony is already warming up engines, and has posted a video on Weibo showing some of the capabilities of its new sensor, the Sony IMX686 64 Mpx.
If you plan to renew your mobile next year and are looking for a great photography experience, your next mobile has many possibilities to include this new sensor.
Although it is not possible to fully appreciate all the details in the video, the shots have been tested in a prototype, so it remains to be seen how will the photographs be when the sensor is in the hands of the manufacturers.
Competition for the sensor created by Samsung and Xiaomi
The Sony IMX 586 has the capacity to be one of the references, but here Samsung and Xiaomi also have much to say.
Recently we were able to test the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, a mobile that has released the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX of 108 Mpx, a sensor that has been the result of a collaboration between both companies.
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Although we remember the most important rule to have a good camera
It is important to highlight that more megapixels It is not synonymous with more quality, but more information. Smartphone sensors have a great limitation in size, so increasing the amount of pixels usually has as a counterpart that each pixel has less information.
It is the software that decides what is more important, if more pixels with more information or fewer pixels better defined, which is why many of the best mobile cameras still use 12 Mpx sensors, which does not mean that they are of worse capacity.