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Qualcomm: Your next phone could have an enormous 200-megapixel camera


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Can you imagine a phone with a 200-megapixel camera? The iPhone 11's cameras boast only 12 megapixels, for context. But those massive-megapixel high-end phone photos could become a reality, Qualcomm said on Tuesday at its third annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii. The Snapdragon 865 chipset will support a number of high-end phones in 2020, allowing for cameras up to 200 megapixels. 

If 200 megapixels seems like a staggering number, that's because it is. Dominant brands such as Samsung and Apple typically use 12- or 16-megapixel sensors for their main cameras. In 2019, it ...


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