Over the past few months, smartphones with 40 or 48 megapixel cameras have begun to appear and these sensors have been integrated into space devices (soon to be on the budget), Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the most concrete example.
It seems that things will not stay here, this year, Judd Heape (Senior Director of Product Management Qualcomm) said there are many chances to see phones with 64 or 1
. However, the logic behind these many megapixels is to combine 4 pixels in a single. Virtually 48 megapixel cameras can create a detailed 12 megapixel photo. This technology is called Pixel Binning and allows more information to be accumulated for a more detailed photo (including more information in low light for low image distortion).
The same Qualcomm official pointed out that the next flagship processor (probably Snapdragon 865) will support HDR10 video recording.