Two new Weibo posts about ZTE’s upcoming Axon 30 Pro hint that the phone might come with Samsung’s yet-to-be-announced 200MP S5KGND sensor. The information comes from a Chinese tipster and an official ZTE representative.
First, let’s go through ZTE’s official post. It says that the handset will feature a Snapdragon 888 chipset, which isn’t really a surprise, but the text stresses the new Spectra 580 ISP and the fact that it supports 200MP cameras. Why would he mention that? He also boasted the handset’s ability to take low-light photos in extremely dark conditions – as low as 0.1 lumens. 4K HDR video recording and 10-bit color depth are all supported features as well.
Now according to tipser WHYLAB, the handset will indeed feature Samsung’s still unreleased 200MP sensor. The sensor’s size is said to be 1/1.37″, which is marginally smaller than the current 108MP sensors such as the one found in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The pixel size is 0.64µm while the effective pixel size is 1.28µm when the 4-to-1 pixel binning is applied. Interestingly, the sensor is rumored to support two native pixel-binning modes – 4 in 1 and 16 in 1 effectively outputting 50MP and 12.5MP stills. 16K video recording is also on the list of supported features but there’s no chipset that can do such high-resolution videos, at least for now.