Motorola may be able to outdo its competitors by releasing the first phone with a 200MP camera

Motorola may be able to outdo its competitors by releasing the first phone with a 200MP camera

Motorola, not Samsung, may be the first to release a phone with a 200MP camera, according to tipster Digital Chat Station. In a separate tweet, Ice Universe confirmed these details.

Samsung announced its 200MP Isocell HP1 camera sensor in September, but there was no word on which manufacturers would use it in the future. We may now have a clearer sense of which corporations will be the first to get their hands on it.

Highlights

  • The latest rumors go against initial presumptions that Xiaomi would beat its rivals to the 200MP punch. Early tips suggested that Xiaomi would be the first to use the sensor, but we’ve yet to see a confirmation from the company. Digital Chat Station believes that Xiaomi is still testing the sensor, while Ice Universe understands the company will still launch a device in H2 2022.

  • It’s unknown which Motorola model will receive the honour, but the source claims that the Moto Edge X, which has been teased, would be the first to have two new OmniVision sensors in the same post.

Samsung has been upping the megapixel ante in recent years. But despite the focus on megapixel quantity, it isn’t the only factor that affects a smartphone camera’s performance. In your buying decision, you may want to consider sensor and pixel size, software processing performance, and aperture, among other factors.

As for Samsung, the company may only launch a 200MP camera phone in 2023, per Ice Universe. That’s quite a while away. There’s no telling if Samsung will use the Isocell HP1 or a revision of the sensor in a future phone.