Sony has not yet released a camera sensor with a 100MP resolution, but that could change this year. The Japanese hardware manufacturer is reportedly developing its first-ever 100MP camera sensor, but it may be intended for luxury mid-range phones rather than flagship devices, according to well-known tipster Digital Chat Station.
The 100MP camera sensor will reportedly be a part of the Sony IMX8 series, which just made its debut with a 54MP 1/1.49″ sensor on the Honor 70 series, according to the Chinese tipster’s source. Although the tipper withheld any information on the future 100MP sensor, we know that it won’t be the biggest or most powerful Sony sensor because it is intended for the mid-range market.
According to reports, the corporation is also developing the IMX9 series, which will be more capable than IMX8 sensors and will compete with potent sensors from rival manufacturers like Samsung. The 200MP HP1 sensor, which will purportedly be used by both the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, is already under development by the Korean smartphone manufacturer.
Samsung is also developing a sensor that is bigger than the 1/1.12″ GN2, which is already a sizable sensor.
We might see the first 108MP camera phone from the firm this year or the year after if speculations about a 100MP Sony camera sensor prove to be accurate.