Samsung and Xiaomi have announced a new sensor for smartphone cameras comparable to those used in high-end DSLR shutterboxes. The new Isocell Bright HMX packs 108 megapixels on a three-quarter-inch sensor, similar to the sensors found in digital cameras that use interchangeable lenses. “If this new sensor performs as Samsung claims, it will enable smartphones to capture images that rival DSLR cameras,” said analyst Charles King. Despite the HMX’s powerful potential, the sensor probably won’t impact the high-end camera market.
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