Samsung is reportedly working on a 150MP phone camera sensor

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera
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Having only just launched its 108MP camera-sporting Galaxy S20 Ultra this month, Samsung is reportedly hard at work on its next major smartphone camera evolution – a new rumor suggests that the South Korean manufacturer is readying a whopping 150MP camera sensor for release at the end of the year.

As spotted on the Korean technology site Clien.net (opens in new tab) by Twitter user Sleepy Kuma (opens in new tab), Samsung is said to be developing a 150MP 'Nonacell' sensor that's almost one inch in size. 

The rumor also suggests that Chinese phone-makers Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are all looking to incorporate Samsung's new sensor in their upcoming flagships, with Xiaomi set to be first to adopt the 150MP beast in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Additionally, Clien's report also states (via Google translation) that "Oppo and Vivo are developing with the goal of combining [Samsung's Nonacell sensor] with the Snapdragon 875 in the first quarter of next year."

Of course, it's too early to tell if there's even a smidgen of truth to the site's claims, but we imagine that it's entirely possible that Samsung will want to top the S20 Ultra's camera in the very near future. As always, we'll keep you posted as this story develops.

[via SamMobile (opens in new tab)]

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 


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