Samsung launched a 108MP ISOCELL HM3 camera sensor for smartphones last year. The new sensor was introduced in a few high-end smartphones and included features such as pixel binning, enhanced auto-focus, and more. The South Korean tech giant has now launched a smartphone camera sensor with a resolution of 200 megapixels. The Samsung ISOCELL HP1 is the first 200MP sensor in the industry, with 0.64m pixels. The company also unveiled a new 50MP ISOCELL GN5 sensor at the same time. It’s the first image sensor to feature Dual Pixel Pro technology, which combines two photodiodes into a single 1.0m pixel for all-directional focusing.
Samsung has launched the ISOCELL HP1 200MP camera sensor
Samsung has unveiled a new ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor with a resolution of 200 megapixels. With 0.64m pixels, it is the world’s first 200MP smartphone camera sensor. The new ISOCELL HP1 sensor, according to Samsung, can capture “amazing amounts of detail that help the image stay sharp even when cropped or resized.” It has Samsung’s ChameleonCell technology, which uses a two-by-two, four-by-four, or full pixel layout depending on the environment.
In low-light conditions, the sensor merges 16 neighboring pixels to produce 12.5MP images with large 2.56m pixels. The newly formed 2.56m pixel, according to the company, is capable of greater light absorption and sensitivity, resulting in brighter and clearer photos indoors or the evening.
Samsung’s new 200MP HP1 sensor can capture 8K video at 30 frames per second. It merges four adjacent pixels to reduce the resolution to 50MP or 8,192 x 6,144, allowing it to shoot 8K (7,680 x 4,320) videos without cropping or scaling down the full image resolution.
Samsung ISOCELL GN5 sensor
Along with the 200MP sensor, the company also unveiled its new ISOCELL GN5 sensor. Dual Pixel Pro technology, which is an all-directional autofocusing technology, is built into the new 50MP ISOCELL GN5 sensor. To recognize pattern changes in all directions, it places two photodiodes in each 1.0m pixel of the sensor, either horizontally or vertically. According to the company, the sensor can focus instantly, resulting in sharper images in both bright and low-lit environments.
Samsung’s new 50MP GN5 sensor also includes the company’s own pixel technology, which uses Front Deep Trench Isolation (FDTI) on a Dual Pixel product. The FDTI technology improves the photodiodes’ full-well capacity (FWC) and reduces crosstalk within the pixel by allowing them to absorb and hold more light information.