A Snapdragon 765G-powered phone with a massive 192 MP sensor could be set for launch - Mi Note 11?
As the megapixels wars race on, it would seem that a new device is on the way to put paid to all the noise. Of course, megapixels are far from being a tangible indication of imaging quality but big numbers sound better to the crowd.
According to a report by Digital Chat Station, there's a new device coming with a massive 192 MP sensor. This would be, by far, the highest resolution smartphone camera available, a big jump from the 108 MP ISOCELL HMX and HM1 on the Mi 10 and Galaxy S20 Ultra respectively.
Seeing as Samsung appears to be the one single-handedly pushing these high-res sensors, we're willing to bet that it'll be made by the company. After all, recent reports claim that Samsung is working with Xiaomi to make a 150 MP sensor.
Samsung seems to favor a 0.8μm pixel size, and if the company continues with that, that would put this sensor at a size of right about 1". Making it the biggest sensor on the market, and on par with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 from 2014. At the very least, we expect the sensor to feature Samsung's 9-to-1 pixel-merging Nonacell technology, which would see the sensor output 19 MP images with an applicative pixel size of 2.4μm. A 16-to-1 binning process would be even more impressive, however.
The phone will also feature a Snapdragon 765G. We're not sure how smart it'll be to pair such a sensor with an SoC like that, as it'll likely result in higher processing times, especially when shooting in native 192 MP. Considering the high-res nature of the sensor and the accompanying SoC, the phone in question may just be the Mi Note 11—Mi CC10 Pro in China.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on this.