Industry sources close to a Chinese media office have reported that Samsung has informed its hardware partners of price increases for CIS (Camera Image Sensors) components. Starting next year, the Korean technology giant will increase the prices of some components by 25% and others by up to 30%.
Samsung, one of the world’s largest CMOS sensor manufacturers, is experiencing an increase in orders for the first time in two years. The global smartphone market has been slow for the past two years, but is now showing signs of recovery, prompting Samsung to raise prices.
The report also indicates that the price increase primarily affects high-resolution sensors, specifically those with 32MP and higher. It remains to be seen if this change will have a significant impact on smartphone prices in general and on Samsung’s own handsets.