comscore Snapdragon 865-powered phones could offer 200MP camera in 2020

2020 flagship smartphones could offer a 200-megapixel camera

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 chip offers support for up to 200-megapixel camera. The company is aiming to reach 200 million 5G users by the end of 2020.

  • Published: December 4, 2019 2:56 PM IST
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qualcomm snapdragon 865 soc

Qualcomm today announced a couple of new powerful chipsets, including its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC at its Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 in Maui, Hawaii. It is aiming to reach 200 million 5G users by the end of 2020. Qualcomm has unveiled its new Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform with an integrated Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF System. Also Read - Oppo Reno 3 Pro, Redmi K30 with Snapdragon 765 5G chipset to launch soon

The company also revealed that the new chip supports up to 200-megapixel camera. This Snapdragon 865 processor will power next-generation flagship phones of 2020. Companies could launch a 200-megapixel camera phone next year. Can you imagine 200 megapixels on a smartphone camera? Sounds crazy, right? Currently, brands like Samsung and Apple offer flagship phones that boast only 12 or 16 megapixels. Also Read - Motorola flagship with Snapdragon 865 coming next year alongside Snapdragon 765-based mid-range 5G phones

Last month, Xiaomi grabbed all the limelight for its Mi CC9 Pro in China as it is the first phone in the world to have a 108-megapixel camera. Also, Mi Note 10 is a rebranded version of Mi CC9 Pro. There are a few reports that claim that a version of this sensor will be found on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S11 phone. Besides, this year, Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and others offered phones with a 48-megapixel main rear camera. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 10 launch in early 2020; will be powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC

Coming back to Snapdragon 865 processor, this chip supports up to 200MP camera. Qualcomm is calling this technology GigaPixel Speed, which allows for shooting 8K videos at 30 fps. The company says each frame can be captured in 64-megapixel when shooting 4K videos.

Xiaomi has confirmed that its Mi 10 smartphone will feature a Snapdragon 865 SoC, CNET reports. The company is also all set to launch Redmi K30 in China on December 10. This handset will pack the latest Snapdragon 765 processor. Xiaomi is also said to launch more than 10 5G smartphones in 2020.

“With new technologies, you’re able to take this phone with super, super high details, super, super high resolution on the camera,” said Lin Bin, Xiaomi’s president. “The speed of 5G networks will let you share these huge images on the cloud, and also share them with your friends.”

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  • Published Date: December 4, 2019 2:56 PM IST

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