In the past few months smart smartphones with 40 or 48 megapixel cameras have appeared, and these sensors are integrated in mid range devices, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the most compelling example.
It seems that things do not stop here, said Judd Heape (Senior Product Product Manager, Qualcomm) that this year has a lot of opportunity to see 64 or 100 megapixel cameras. Current Qualcomm processors (Snapdragon 660, 670, 675, 845 or 855) support resolutions up to 192 megapixels, so hardware capabilities already exist.
However, the logic behind these many megapixels is to combine 4 pixels into one. Practically, 48 megapixel cameras can create a detailed 12 megapixel photo. This technology is called Pixel Binning (Pixel Binning) and allows you to collect more information for a more detailed picture (including more information at low light for poor image noise).
The same Qualcomm official said that the next leading processor (probably Snapdragon 865) would provide support for HDR10 video capture.