Samsung is once again pushing the limits of smartphone cameras as they get better and better. Samsung unveiled a new 200MP camera sensor this week, but we don’t anticipate seeing it in any Galaxy devices very soon.
Samsung ISOCELL HP3, a new 200MP camera sensor intended for smartphones, was announced today by in a blog post . Samsung has now disclosed two 200MP camera sensors, with the new HP3 being the second. The first, HP1 , was never employed in a widely distributed smartphone.
What has HP 3 changed? According to Samsung, the new 200MP camera sensor boasts the tiniest pixels in the industry, measuring just 0.56 microns (m).
200 million pixels are contained within a sensor that is 1/1.4 in size. Samsung would, as is customary with such huge sensors, either merge four pixels into one to produce a 50MP image or 16 pixels into one to produce a 12.5MP image. You obtain a brighter and more colourful final product in both scenarios.
The Samsung ISOCELL HP3 can record videos at a maximum frame rate of 8K/30fps or 4K/120fps. Additionally, there is a slight decrease of field of view when shooting in 8K.
However, you’re in for a letdown if you were thinking Samsung would integrate this new sensor into the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Although it’s unknown what the phone will use, Ice Universe says that this specific sensor won’t be on the forthcoming top smartphone. A 200MP sensor was rumored to be on the horizon in the past.
Whatever the case, it’s always encouraging to see smartphone cameras advance.