On Tuesday Samsung introduced its third 200MP camera sensor, the ISOCELL HP2. The sensor features 200 million 0.6-micrometer (μm) pixels using a 1/1.3-inch optical format. This is a sensor size that is deployed in 108MP main smartphone cameras allowing users of high-end smartphones to have a high-resolution camera without having to deal with large camera bumps. The HP2 has already entered mass production
The ISOCELL HP2 will help Galaxy S23 Ultra users take better photos in low-light environments
For video, Samsung adds, “For fuller 8K video, approximately at 33MP, the HP2 switches to 1.2μm 50MP mode to minimize cropping and capture more of the scene. Filming 8K at 30 frames-per-second (fps), a wide field of view along with bigger pixel size can produce sharp cinematic videos.”
The ISOCELL HP2 image sensor will be used on the Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung’s new Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG) technology will enhance color reproduction and reduce overexposure. As a result, you’ll see fewer washed-out photographs snapped under bright lighting conditions.
Focusing in low-light environments will be vastly improved thanks to the HP2’s Super QPD feature which uses all of the sensor’s 200 million pixels as focusing agents. The result is faster and more accurate auto-focusing even in an environment without much light. Samsung explains that “The ample amount of focusing agents are grouped by four adjacent pixels to recognize both horizontal and vertical pattern changes.”
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JoonSeo Yim, Executive Vice President of the Sensor Business Team at Samsung Electronics, says, “The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 harnesses Samsung’s high-resolution image sensor technologies and know-how at the cutting edge for epic details. Our leadership comes from innovative pixel technologies that allow our sensors to go beyond the number and size of pixels. We will continue to open new horizons and solidify our presence in the expanding ultra-high-resolution sensor market.”
The Galaxy S23 Ultra rear camera array will include a pair of telephoto cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom capabilities
Besides the 200MP primary camera on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, we expect the phone to sport a pair of 10MP telephoto cameras. One will have a 3x optical zoom while the other will deliver 10x optical zoom. There will be a 12MP ultra-wide camera and the front-facing selfie snapper will weigh in at 12MP.
SoC will be under the hood along with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. A 5000mAh battery keeps the lights on supporting 45W wired and 15W wireless fast charging. And Android 13 will be pre-installed.