Samsung has announced a 200-megapixel picture sensor meant for smartphone cameras, by a long way the very best decision cellphone digital camera sensor ever made. The ISOCELL HP1 has 0.64μm pixels and might bin 16 of them directly for the equal of a 12.5-megapixel sensor with 2.56μm pixels.
Samsung calls the HP1’s pixel-binning expertise “ChameleonCell.” The four-by-four 12.5-megapixel setting is meant for low-light utilization, however it might probably additionally seize full 200-megapixel decision photographs, or use a two-by-two binning approach for 50-megapixel photographs.
The 2-by-two binning mode additionally lets the HP1 seize 8K video. Samsung says it’s able to taking pictures 8K with out cropping, though normal 8K (7,680 x 4,320) is lower than 50 megapixels.
Samsung can be introducing a brand new sensor known as the ISOCELL GN5. It’s a 50-megapixel sensor with 1.0μm pixels, and Samsung says it’s the primary 1.0μm-pixel sensor to combine its Twin Pixel Professional expertise. That principally makes it sound like a smaller model of the 1.4μm-pixel GN2, which was the most important cellphone digital camera sensor accessible when it made its debut on Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Extremely this yr.
Samsung hasn’t stated when both new sensor will probably be going into mass manufacturing, however samples are at the moment accessible for cellphone producers.