Ryan Haines / Android Authority
- A new rumor suggests that Motorola will be the first company to use Samsung’s 200 MP camera sensor.
- Xiaomi may follow suit later in 2022.
- Samsung is expected to introduce a 200 MP camera phone in the market in 2023.
Samsung launched its 200MP Isocell HP1 camera sensor back in September without a clear confirmation of which manufacturers may use it in the future. Now we might have a better idea of which companies could get their fingers in it first.
It’s unclear which Motorola model will get the credit, but the tipper suggests that the teased Moto Edge X will be the first to have two new OmniVision sensors in the same post.
Also see: The best camera phones you can buy
What about Samsung and Xiaomi?
The latest rumors go against the initial assumptions that Xiaomi would beat its rivals to the 200MP punch. Early tips suggested that Xiaomi would be the first to use the sensor, but we have not yet seen a confirmation from the company. Digital Chat Station believes that Xiaomi is still testing the sensor, while Ice Universe understands that the company will still launch a device in H2 2022.
As for Samsung, the company may only launch a 200 MP camera phone in 2023, per. Ice Universe. It’s a while away. There is no telling whether Samsung will use the Isocell HP1 or a revision of the sensor in a future phone.
Samsung has increased the megapixel ante in recent years. But despite the focus on megapixel volume, it is not the only factor affecting the performance of a smartphone camera. In your purchasing decision, you may want to consider sensor and pixel size, software processing performance, and aperture, among other factors.