Samsung officially unveiled its third 200 megapixel camera sensor called ISOCELL HPX 200. This sensor will probably be used for the main camera installed on the back panel of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra next year.
Last year, the Korean company unveiled its first 200-megapixel camera sensor called ISOCELL HP1, and the second model called ISOCELL HP3 was introduced by Samsung in 2022. The ISOCELL HP1 sensor has previously been used in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphones.
According to predictions, Samsung will use a 200 megapixel camera in its flagship Galaxy S23 Ultra. Therefore, the ISOCELL HPX 200 sensor will be one of the suitable candidates to be placed behind the main camera lens of Samsung’s top non-folding handset in the coming year. Although this news has not been officially announced by Samsung; But a well-known leakster named Ice Universe claims that the 200-megapixel sensor intended for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be 1/1.3-inch in size, with 0.6-micron pixels and an f/1.7 aperture lens on the front. Such characteristics are not seen in ISOCELL HP1 or ISOCELL HP3 sensors.
However, the specs mentioned in Ice Universe’s new tweet correspond to the 0.56 micron pixel size on the ISOCELL HPX 200 sensor. This sensor uses Samsung’s advanced Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technology. In this technology, each pixel is isolated separately and the sensitivity increases to provide clearer, more colorful and glossy images. The ISOCELL HPX sensor is capable of recording 200, 50 and 12.5 megapixel images depending on the ambient lighting conditions.
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Despite the tetra-pixel technology, the camera sensor will maintain a pixel size of 0.56 microns under strong sunlight. In this case, the recorded images will have a resolution of 200 megapixels. In spaces with low lighting, the size of the pixels will be increased to 1.12 microns and users will be able to record 50 megapixel images. In very low light conditions, 16 adjacent pixels are merged together and images with a resolution of 12.5 megapixels will be recorded. According to Samsung, this system allows users to record clear images regardless of ambient light.
The ISOCELL HPX sensor supports 8K video recording at 30 frames per second. Also, this sensor supports dual HDR imaging in 2 modes, 4K and Full HD. Advanced HDR mode will take pictures with low, medium and high lighting depending on the brightness, highlights and shadows. Finally, these 3 images with different lighting levels are merged together and create amazing looking HDR photos and videos.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is expected to launch in early 2023 with a 200-megapixel primary camera, a larger in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 5,000 mAh battery. The screen size of this handset will be similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra and will be 6.8 inches. As a reminder, it should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra was launched as a replacement for the Galaxy Note series. After the release of the Galaxy Note 20 series in 2020, Samsung stopped the development of smartphones in this family. It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will retain the design format of the Galaxy Note series and still host the S Pen and the internal hole for its placement.