Snapdragon processors already have support for cameras with up to 192MP, for both the most advanced smartphones and intermediate smartphones
One of the most important aspects of a new smartphone for some people is the resolution of their cameras. For photography lovers, we can currently find models with sensors up to 48MP. But, according to Qualcomm, we are close to starting to see devices appearing with resolutions up to 4 times higher than this, with up to 192MP.
THE Qualcomm a major manufacturer of processors that are present in many smartphones on the market. Second Judd Heape, which is the company's senior director of Product Management, these processors have support for cameras with resolution up to 192MP, far beyond what we find in products today.
And not just the newest processors like the Snapdragon 855, but also the intermediate processors like the Snapdragons 660 and the 670. This is interesting because not only the most powerful smartphones have the chance to offer cameras with higher resolutions, but also the most accessible ones.
Another good part of the news is that nowadays most smartphones already have a processor from Qualcomm, from the most advanced, such as the Galaxy S10 from Samsung in some markets, even the most affordable ones like the Moto G7. Obviously if manufacturers start to increase the resolution of their cameras, they will start with the top of the line, however.
When will we have 192MP cameras?
Despite this support, it is not expected that cameras of this size will start to appear very quickly. A resolution of 192MP is not something that is going to happen soon, as it is currently the highest resolution of 48MP. The good news, however, is that Judd Heape He also commented that he expects smartphones with 64MP or even 100MP cameras to appear later this year.