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Qualcomm quietly reveals 192MP photo support for recent chipsets

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 also now officially supports 48MP photos, even though it clearly did before, too.

Published onMarch 8, 2019

At some point recently, Qualcomm quietly updated the official specs tables of several of its recent Snapdragon mobile chipsets. It appears that most of the major chipsets from the company are capable of capturing photos with a crazy resolution of 192MP.

First spotted by XDA Developers, it appears the spec tables were updated with little fanfare.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets capable of capturing 192MP photos are as follows:

Qualcomm wants your next phone and 5G to power "XR Viewers"
image of nReal Light glasses, aka XR Viewers

In order for these chipsets to capture footage of that quality, several parameters must be met. The two most notable parameters are not using multi-frame noise reduction (MFNR) and incorporating zero shutter lag. In other words, the fewer processing obstacles, the better the resolution.

Of course, in order to capture a 192MP image, a smartphone would also need a 192MP camera sensor. As of now, no commercial version of this exists.

In related news, the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 now officially supports 48MP photography according to its specs table. This is interesting because the Redmi Note 7 has a 48MP sensor and the Snapdragon 660, so, of course, the chipset clearly has always supported resolutions that high. However, the official specs table from Qualcomm didn’t reflect that until recently.

NEXT: Qualcomm promises first chipset with integrated 5G coming in 2020

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