Data Shows Smartphones With 50 Megapixel Rear Primary Camera Are Gaining Momentum

These days, smartphones are specifically designed to meet the needs of the consumers and to provide up to date technology for better camera features and various other solutions to capture better pictures.

In March 2020, Huawei’s P40 series introduced 50 MP (Megapixel) image sensors in their premium mobile phones for the first time. After that, other manufacturers including OPPO and Vivo shortly caught up and released their premium smartphones featuring 50 MP sensors. During the 2nd half of 2021, Samsung also launched its 0.64 µm 50 MP S5KJN1 and since then the 50 MP sensors have become a hot item. As per Counterpoint Research, the sales figures of smartphones providing a 50MP rear primary camera escalated from 1.7% in Q2 2021 to 5.6% in Q4 2021.

As a consequence, these 50 MP large pixels sensors are becoming more popular and almost all smartphone brands are starting to release their premium mobile phones having these ultra high resolution image sensors. Therefore, as a result these sensors have begun to penetrate the mid to high end market because of the price decrease. Sony, in February 2020 released the 50 MP IMX700 for Huawei and soon after its release, OmniVision as well as Samsung also introduced their 50 MP sensors.

Moreover, the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are now focusing to strengthen their ultra wide camera performance by elevating the resolution to 50 MP. By doing so, these OEMs are providing their users with excellent landscape shooting tools.

Looking into 2022, SK hynix and SmartSens are anticipated to begin mass manufacturing of their 50MP image sensors throughout the year, with a purpose to intensify the competition as well as to bring the expenses down.
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