Samsung working on 600MP camera phone sensor?

Is a 600MP smartphone sensor as stupid as it sounds?
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 108MP sensor… but why stop there? (Image credit: Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Update: Samsung’s 600MP smartphone sensor may have been confirmed (via DPReview) from a recently leaked slide that describes the concept of a 600MP sensor in a smartphone. While this doesn't necessarily mean that Samsung will definitely be producing a 600MP camera for camera phones, it's definitely interesting that Samsung is still interested in this type of huge megapixel technology.

The current size of ISOCELL pixels is 0.8um, which if used to produce a 600mp sensor, would require a huge and impractical camera bump. To make such a sensor manageable, the size of each pixel would need to be a lot smaller than what it is right now. While Samsung may not be quite ready to produce such a sensor, it’s still enjoyable to ponder the ‘what ifs’ of camera phone technology.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.