Fast performance, free of any lag or sluggishness, has long been the biggest concern for smartphone manufacturers. To the surface to start a new war of megapixels.
How megapixel war started
This war is not entirely new, but its first event dates back to 2010, when the sensors of cameras began to gain more megapixels when Nokia launched the Nokia phone N8, which had an unparalleled camera in time accurately 12 megapixels, and then raise the ceiling a lot in 2012 with the camera phone PureView 808 With a resolution of 41 megapixels, however, the limited Symbian system and the failure of the Windows Phone system prevented the use of all those pixels.
The war subsided after that period. None of the top players, led by Samsung and Apple, raised the stakes significantly, preferring to focus on developing other aspects of their cameras without having to increase the accuracy of the sensors, so they committed to a specific number of pixels between 8 and 16 megapixels, and this strategy proved successful on Over many years.
The launch of Huawei flagship phone p20 Pro triple-lens camera accurately 40, 20 and 8 megapixels respectively, and Sony’s announcement of its new sensor accurately 48 megapixels surprise everyone, but considering the evolution of the smartphone, cameras were very logical.
Chinese companies were the first to embrace this new technology such as Huawei and Xiaomi and used a 48-megapixel sensor in many of its flagship and medium phones to make a big shift in the performance of the phones of medium phones specifically and allow more features for users at a very affordable price, which enhanced their stability and control over a large proportion From that market.
Samsung is advancing strongly, however
Samsung has taken a big step ahead of its rival Sony in the megapixel war by launching the ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, the world’s first 64-megapixel camera sensor.
The new sensor is an important point of excellence for Samsung in the heated war in the market of mid-range phones and will provide them with more advantage and more competitiveness after Chinese companies occupied the market with phones with 48-megapixel cameras.
The new sensor uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology, which merges pixels in low light conditions, thereby obtaining 16-megapixel images, while 64-megapixels are used in fuller scenarios. Low light.
Many observers are optimistic that Note 10 will be the first phones to use the new sensor after the company said it will start producing the sensor in large quantities in the second half of 2019, but this was quickly denied. Other leaks have nominated the Galaxy A70s to be the first phone in the world to have a 64-megapixel sensor, but some rumors carry bad news for fans of Samsung phones.
Chinese companies are advancing in the megapixel race
Although Samsung is the first to come up with a 64-megapixel sensor, the leaks confirm that it will not be the first to use it in its phones, but will receive this honor Xiaomi.
Ice Universe leaks indicated that the Xiaomi Redmi series is the first to have a 64-megapixel rear camera.
The XDA technical site also confirmed the leaks after discovering some new code in the camera application of the user interface of the Xiaomi MiUI 10, as these codes indicate support for Ultra-Pixel technology for 64-megapixel imaging.
How come? How did Xiaomi get ahead of Samsung in this technology? Xiaomi likely resorted to Samsung to get the new sensor to use in its phones, so if Samsung prefers to retain its new technology and opted to use it in their phones first, it makes sense to resort to another provider such as Sony, which is also working on the development of a sensor accurately 64 megapixels, to be Its main provider.
It is logical for Samsung to try to monopolize this technology and monopolize itself to give its phones more preference and superiority as it did with the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and hole drilling technology for the front camera within the OLED screens.
If our assumption is correct, Samsung’s loss will be double in the megapixel race, it will lose a deal that would have generated a lot of money, and at the same time will lose its phones outperform competitors in the market.
Not the first time
Those who follow the smartphone market lately know that the wind was not running as Samsung desires and that Chinese manufacturers have managed to keep up with many of the technologies that have long worked to develop.
The Huawei Mate Mate X stole a lot of lights from his Galaxy Fold at MWC 2019 despite Samsung’s years of work on the development of this technology, and everyone expected that Samsung will be the first to impress us with this technology.
We always talked about hiding the front camera at the bottom of the screen, which is the biggest goal for all companies, and achieving them ensures the end of the notch and moving parts within the phone. As one of the big players, Samsung has worked hard to develop this technology in an attempt to be the first.
However, Xiaomi stole the joy of Eid after it showed a video on its official channel on YouTube boast of a phone with a front camera at the bottom of the screen, and Oppo yesterday presented a prototype of a front camera positioned below the screen proving its presence strongly in the competitive market. Will Samsung also lose in the megapixel race?
Despite Samsung’s attempt to overthrow the dominance of Chinese rivals such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi on the mid-range phone market, these leaks do not bode well for Samsung and show Milan war in favor of Chinese companies. In the end, the biggest beneficiaries of this competition are us users. The more competitive the more, the more benefits they get for a lower price.