The popular leaker Digital Chat Station is convinced of this, to say of which Sony would have decided not to aim at the market of top-of-the-range devices for its first 100 megapixel sensor, turning instead to that of medium-high-end devices.
Probably this sensor will be part of the Sony IMX8 series, which recently made its official debut with the Sony IMX800 sensor (with a resolution of 54 megapixels and a size of 1 / 1.49 inches), chosen by HONOR for the HONOR 70 series.
Unfortunately Digital Chat Station has not revealed the details relating to the technical characteristics of Sony's 100 megapixel sensor and, therefore, at the moment we can not do anything but move among the speculations.
However, given that we are talking about a sensor designed for mid-to-high-end smartphones, it will not be the best of Sony's current offering.
The Japanese manufacturer is also working on the IMX9 series, which will obviously be more competitive and will challenge the best sensors of the competition, such as those of Samsung, which has already made the 200 megapixel HP1 sensor (destined to make its debut on Motorola Edge. 30 Ultra and next year in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series) and is also making a larger sensor, called GN2.
Recall that Sony already has its own large sensor, namely the 1-inch sensor used in Sony Xperia Pro-I.
Basically, the Japanese giant has no intention of being caught unprepared and if the mobile phone sector requires ever larger "numbers", Sony also intends to have its say.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy