Meet Isocell HP1 – The New Samsung 200-Megapixel Phone Camera Sensor

A new sensor from Samsung has been announced, and it is a doozy. Today Samsung Electronics unveiled its most advanced camera sensor. The new Isocell HP1 is the first in the industry to enable 200-megapixel images for uncompromising picture quality. Samsung has announced the ISOCELL HP1, a 12.5-megapixel image sensor made with 16 million 0.64μm pixels. This is an impressive achievement that puts the new ISOCELL technology at the cutting edge of smartphone photography.

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ incorporates a new technique known as “ChameleonCell” – a pixel binning technology that optimizes details captured in low-light situations for superior image quality. The HP1 has a two-by-two binning mode that can capture 8K video at the full width of the sensor (7,680 x 4,320), but it can also capture standard 8K (7,680 x 3,456) without cropping.

Samsung has also announced the ISOCELL GN5, which adds Dual Pixel PDAF to its 1.0μm-pixel 50-megapixel sensor for improved focusing speeds. That makes it appear like a tinier version of the 1.4m-pixel GN2, which was the greatest phone camera sensor possible when it debuted on Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra earlier in 2020.

The new sensor is reported to be going into mass production soon. The sensor will be crucial to Samsung’s next generation of smartphones. Samples of the sensor are available for interested parties. However, Samsung has made no announcements about putting either new sensor into mass production.

Samsung has recently introduced two new Galaxy Book models. There is a Galaxy Book Pro and a 2-in-1 Galaxy Book Pro 360 that can be transformed into either a tablet or a laptop. These gadgets will be available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, with stunning AMOLED displays in all four combinations. They will be among the most lightweight and most compact PCs available, and they will be fueled by Intel’s newest 11th-Gen CPUs.

William Reid
A science writer through and through, William Reid’s first starting working on offline local newspapers. An obsessive fascination with all things science/health blossomed from a hobby into a career. Before hopping over to Optic Flux, William worked as a freelancer for many online tech publications including ScienceWorld, JoyStiq and Digg. William serves as our lead science and health reporter.