According to TrendForce, triple camera modules surpassed dual camera modules to become mainstream in 2020 and drove the continued growth of smartphone camera module shipments. Annual smartphone camera module shipments in 2022 are expected to reach 4.92B units, or 2% growth YoY. The current mainstream of primary camera design is 13–48MP, accounting for more than 50% of cameras in 2021. In second place are products featuring 49–64MP which accounted for more than 20% of cameras last year with penetration rate expected to increase to 23% in 2022. The third highest portion is 12MP products, currently dominated by the iPhone and Samsung’s flagship series. However, a 48MP primary camera is expected to be introduced to the iPhone 14 Pro series (tentative name) that Apple will release this year, further reducing 12MP products to a 15% share in 2022.In addition to the original Samsung and Xiaomi brands employing 108MP cameras, Vivo and Honor also introduced similar resolution cameras in 2021. There is a chance 200MP products will be ready for commercial use in 2022, driving the penetration rate of ultra-high pixel products to an expected level in excess of 5% in 2022. ( GSM Arena, TrendForce, TrendForce, Apple Insider)
Originally published at http://www.instantflashnews.com on January 15, 2022.