Semiconductor market trend research company Yole recently released a report stating that it has cooperated with its subsidiary System Plus Consulting to dismantle Samsung’s latest 5th generation Galaxy S mobile phone, and by comparing the camera modules of the five products, it predicts that future smartphones will be Towards a greater number of cameras.
The products they disassembled include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. It means that through continuous updates of CMOS-related technologies, Samsung has achieved a reduction in the size of the sensor while increasing the resolution, and at the same time reducing the cost and power consumption of the sensor. This trend is not linear, and there are obviously a lot of innovations and attempts.
Yole also pointed out that the structure of the rear camera module of Samsung’s Galaxy series of smartphones is roughly the same as that of other products using the Andriod system, but it is relatively simpler than the iPhone.
Regarding the development of smartphone camera modules, Yole said that smartphones developed to dual cameras in 2015-2016, then came to three cameras in 2018-1019, and now they have entered the four-camera stage. Due to the existence of many functional distinctions such as ultra-wide-angle, portrait, focus, ToF, telephoto, etc., the number of cameras in smartphones will be further increased. Around 2024, there will be four cameras on the front and five cameras on the back, which is a total of nine cameras. The situation of the camera.
At the same time, the chief analyst of Tole’s display department said that the current development trend of smart phones is mainly to increase the number of cameras to increase functions. However, CMOS image sensors have been in short supply in 2019, which will continue to lead to higher prices of related products. It is expected that the relevant market will continue to maintain double-digit growth in the next five years.