Samsung Electronics to cooperate with XiaomiSamsung Electronics will supply a high-resolution image sensor for Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone and has agreed to expand its partnership with the Chinese company, officials have said.
At Xiaomi’s “Images of the Future Conference” on Wednesday, the smartphone maker said it will use Samsung’s 64 megapixel image sensor in an upcoming Redmi phone, the highest resolution smartphone image sensor currently available.
The rivals in the handset market said they have agreed to team up for an even higher resolution 100 magapixel camera, but didn’t go into details on the development schedule.
“Redmi and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a 64 MP camera,” Xiaomi tweeted on its official account. “Xiaomi and Samsung Electronics teased an upcoming 100 MP camera ultra high-resolution camera.”
The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64 megapixel image sensor that features the highest resolution in Samsung’s 0.8 micrometer-pixel sensor lineup.
Samsung is the global smartphone leader and Xiaomi is No. 4.