Samsung trying to outrun rivals in the camera game.
Samsung has now unveiled the first 200MP camera sensor for smartphones, ISOCELL HP1. It is based on Samsung’s 0.64μm sized pixels. It provides ultra-high resolutions in the small packaging, ice on the cake.
New Samsung ISOCELL HP1 provides amazing low light performance because of ChameleonCell pixel-binning technology. ChameleonCell pixel-binning technology allows the sensor to use two-by-two, four-by-four, or full pixel layout according to the environment. In low-light conditions, the new Samsung ISOCELL HP1 can merge 16 neighboring pixels into a large 2.56μm sized pixel. A larger size pixel helps to capture more light and results in brighter photos.
“ISOCELL HP1 can also produce
the 8k video at 30fps.”
ISOCELL HP1 can also produce the 8k video at 30fps and minimum loss in view. The new sensor merges the four neighboring pixels to create a 50MP effective resolution and results in 8k video with no need for cropping or scaling down image resolution.
Along with the stunning ISOCELL HP1, Samsung also announced the ISOCELL GN5. ISOCELL GN5 is the industry’s first 1.0μm to integrate dual-pixel pro. Duel-pixel pro is multi-directional autofocus technology.
“Places two photodiodes, the smallest in the industry, within each 1.0μm pixel of the sensor either horizontally or vertically to recognize pattern changes in all directions. With one million phase-detecting multi-directional photodiodes covering all areas of the sensor, the ISOCELL GN5’s auto-focusing becomes instantaneous, enabling sharper images in either bright or low-lit environments.”
-Samsung on ISOCELL GN5
ISOCELL GN5 uses Samsung’s very own pixel technology that applies Front Deep Trench Isolation (FDTI) on a Dual Pixel product for the first time in the industry. This technology allows each pixel to hold more information about light and improves its full-well capacity (FWC) along with decreasing crosstalk within the pixel.
Samsung has shared no information about when will see the new sensors in Samsung smartphones. Samsung might equip these in the company’s new Flagship S22 series, but we are not sure. Stay tuned, we will let you know.