The megapixel race has slowed, but it is far from done. Last year, with the help of Samsung, the industry passed the 200-megapixel mark. Then they started talking about how Xiaomi will be the first company to put a new sensor in a smartphone, and not in a flagship, but in a mid-range handset.
Omnivision 200MP sensor
OmniVision unveiled their 200 megapixels OVB0B sensor last week. We are not surprised that, just a few days after its unveiling, speculation began that a smartphone equipped with this sensor would be the first to be introduced by Xiaomi. According to the source, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro / Xiaomi Mi Note 10 was once the first handset on the market to feature a 108-megapixel sensor. So, why doesn’t the corporation repeat the feat in order to wow the record-hungry public?
There is already speculation about who could have a 200-megapixel camera. It may be received by one of the Xiaomi Note 11 versions. If this occurs, it validates the prediction that the corporation would not seek to install a 200-megapixel sensor in the flagship, but will instead test this solution in lower-end handsets.
Remember that the OmniVision OVB0B sensor has an optical format of 1/1.28 and a pixel size of 0.61 m. It is possible to snap clean and detailed photographs in the dark with a resolution of 12 megapixels thanks to pixel binning technology. It is also the first image sensor to make use of the whole area for smooth and quick autofocus performance.
OmniVision Oversees Profound Results
The new sensor has a bottom size of 1/1.28 inches and a resolution of 16384 x 12288 pixels. It also has a one-of-a-kind 16-unit merging technology. Furthermore, in 12.5-megapixel mode, this sensor produces high-quality video and preview quality, especially in low-light conditions. Furthermore, the Omnivision 200MP sensor is the first 200MP sensor to support QPD (four-phase detection) technology. This function is used by the camera for phase detection autofocus.
In terms of video, the Omnivision 200MP sensor (OVB0B) is the industry’s first to have a 16-cell binning feature for 4K2K footage. It has a sensitivity that is 16 times that of comparable items. In low-light situations, 44 pixels binning may reach 12.5-megapixel performance and 2.44 m equivalent pixel size.
With 1.22 m equivalent performance, this sensor also offers 50MP at 24 frames per second (fps) and 8K video at 30fps. It also enables triple-exposure HDR output for 12.5-megapixel photographs at 30 frames per second. This sensor, according to sources, supports CPHY, DPHY, and dual DOVDD (1.8V and 1.2V).