In a recent interview, Judd Heape, Senior Director of Product Management at Qualcomm, announced that phones with 64-MP and even 100-MP cameras are expected to hit the market in 2019.
However, ultra-megapixel cameras in cell phones do not go in the direction desired by Qualcomm. While the current Snapdragon chipsets (660, 670, 675, 710, 845, 855) support resolutions of up to 192 MP, features such as noise reduction with multiple frames and shutter delay can be disabled must be disabled. This means that phones will not be able to are to take a series of photos and combine them into a single, sharper image, instead taking a single high-resolution image and using pixel binning to create a lower image. Current 48MP phones combine 4 pixels in one image for a 12MP recording. In the future, phones with 64-megapixel cameras can combine 16-megabyte images.
This is the opposite direction to devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10, Google’s Pixel 3 or Apple’s iPhone XS. These phones use lower resolution sensors and multi-image magic to produce images with less noise and more precise details.
In 2019, the trend is clear for mobile phones with higher megapixel cameras. Devices like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro have 48 MPa main attack sensors, while the vivo V15 Pro has a 48 MPa main camera and a 32-inch selfie camera. MPa. It is claimed that this trend continues, but it is unclear which phones will bring it forward – currently, cameras with higher megapixel resolution are mostly in the midfield.
Qualcomm’s Judd Heape also revealed that Qualcomm’s next flagship chipset – tentatively called Snapdragon 865 – will add support for HDR10 video recording.