Samsung has announced the ISOCELL HP2, a new 200-megapixel camera sensor that is expected to be included in the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra. This new sensor boasts a size of 1/1.3 inches and 0.6-micrometer pixels and is set to enter mass production just in time for the launch of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is expected to be unveiled on February 9th.
High-Resolution Sensor for Samsung Flagships
Samsung has been producing 200-megapixel sensors for several years but has yet to include such a high-resolution sensor on its flagship smartphones. Last year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, for example, included a 108-megapixel sensor for its main camera, but the ISOCELL HP2 almost doubles the resolution.
Pixel Binning for Better Images
The ISOCELL HP2 uses a technology called “pixel binning,” which allows it to gather more light and detail. By binning pixels, the sensor effectively makes them larger, allowing them to gather more light and produce better images. The ISOCELL HP2 can bin every four pixels to effectively make them 1.2 micrometers in size and produce 50-megapixel images, or bin 16 for even larger 2.4-mic meter pixels and 12.5-megapixel images. This 1.2-micrometer mode is used to record 8K video at 30fps, and the sensor also supports filming in 4K HDR at 60fps.
Advanced Technologies for Improved Performance
In addition to its high resolution, the ISOCELL HP2 also boasts advanced technologies for improved performance. The sensor uses a new technology Samsung is calling “Dual Vertical Transfer Gate,”. Which helps the sensor reduce overexposure and produce better colors in bright conditions. In low light conditions, it is equipped with “Super QPD” for faster auto-focusing.
Mass Production Ahead of Galaxy S23 Ultra Launch
Samsung has announced that the ISOCELL HP2 has already entered mass production. In time for the launch of the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra. This new sensor is expected to be a significant upgrade for the flagship smartphone. Offering better image quality and improved performance in a variety of conditions.
In conclusion, Samsung has announced the ISOCELL HP2. A new 200-megapixel camera sensor is expected to be included in the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra. The sensor uses advanced technologies like pixel binning and Dual Vertical Transfer Gate to produce high-quality images. Super QPD for better low-light performance. With mass production already underway, the ISOCELL HP2 is set to be a powerful addition to Samsung’s flagship smartphones.