Sony and Samsung Electronics are leaders in the image sensor industry. Sony ranked first with a 44% share of the image sensor market in the first half of this year, followed by Samsung Electronics with 30%, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Qualcomm worked with these companies on a project to optimize the second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 and each image sensor. Samsung Electronics achieved high-definition images by combining the 200-megapixel “ISOCELL HP3” with the second-generation Snapdragon 8.
Moreover, Sony worked with Qualcomm to improve the HDR performance of two models, the “IMX 800” and “IMX 989,” which are quad-exposure image sensors. Qualcomm adopted AI-based cognitive ISP (image signal processing) for the second-generation Snapdragon 8. Through this, it provides Semantic segmentation that can improve the quality of photos and videos in real time.
Qualcomm Vice President Jude Heep said, “In addition to the new camera function based on Qualcomm’s AI technology, we have improved the technology of photography through cooperation with Samsung Electronics and Sony.”