The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 is a new 200-megapixel camera sensor whose specifications exactly match what’s reported to be inthe Galaxy S23 Ultra These consist of a dimension of 1/1.3″ and also 0.6-micrometer (μm) pixels. It’s been revealed simply weeks prior to the Galaxy S23 Ultra is extensively anticipated to be introduced on February 9th.
Samsung has actually been creating 200-megapixel sensing units for several years, yet until now it’s yet to consist of such a high resolution sensor by itself front runner smart devices. Last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, for instance, consisted of a 108-megapixel sensor for its primary camera, yet its new sensor almost increases the resolution. Here’s my coworker Allison Johnson on why this issues:
It’s not everything about huge numbers; transferring to higher-pixel-count sensing units has genuine photo high quality advantages. In this phase of the megapixel race, it’s everything about pixel binning. Samsung currently uses this with its 108-megapixel sensor, and also taking an incredibly high-res image isn’t the factor– instead, incorporating private pixels right into four-by-four or two-by-two setups is.
Binning pixels similar to this enhances their reliable dimension, permitting them to collect extra light and also information. So the ISOCELL HP2 can container every 4 pixels to successfully make them 1.2 μm in dimension and also generate 50-megapixel pictures, or container 16 for also bigger 2.4 μm pixels and also 12.5-megapixel pictures. This 1.2 μm setting is utilized to tape 8K video clip at 30fps, and also the sensor additionally sustains recording in 4K HDR at 60fps.
Away from raw specifications, the sensor utilizes a new innovation Samsung is calls “Dual Vertical Transfer Gate” which it claims aids the sensor minimize too much exposure and also generate far better shades in brilliant problems. Meanwhile in reduced light it’s outfitted with “Super QPD” for faster auto-focusing.
Samsung claims the new sensor has actually currently gone into automation– in the nick of time for the launch of its upcoming front runner mobile phone.