• Later this year, Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor mass manufacturing will start.
• According to claims, the new sensor will cut camera module area by 20%.
• The 200-Megapixel Samsung ISCOELL HP1 sensor was revealed in September 2021.
Isocell HP3 200 Updates: On Thursday, Samsung debuted the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor. The most recent image sensor, which features 0.56-micron pixels (m), replaces the ISOCELL HP1 sensor from previous year. In a 1/1.4 optical format, it has 200 million pixels.
It is stated to be able to record 8K footage at 30 frames per second (fps) with little field of view degradation. The South Korean company declared that later this year will see the start of mass manufacturing for its new ISOCELL HP3 sensor.
In 2019, it launched the first 108-megapixel smartphone camera sensor in the world. Through its newsroom, the business announced the release of the new ISOCELL HP3 sensor.
It is stated to be the first mobile sensor with 0.56-micron pixels, the smallest in the industry.
According to reports, the ISOCELL HP3’s 0.64-micron pixels are 12 percent smaller than those of its predecessor.
With about a 20% reduction in camera module surface area, it fits 200 million pixels into a 1/1.4 optical size. This would enable smartphone manufacturers to maintain a thin design.
All of the pixels on the ISOCELL HP3 sensor have auto-focusing capability thanks to the Super QPD technology. Samsung claims that to detect the phase variations in both the horizontal and vertical orientations, the Super QPD employs a single lens spanning four adjacent pixels.
Users benefit from improved auto focusing as a result. As previously indicated, the sensor enables users to capture videos in 8K at 30fps with little field of vision degradation or 4K at 120fps.
For enhanced low-light photography, Samsung has integrated Tetra2pixel technology onto the ISOCELL HP3 sensor, enabling it to function as a 1.12-micron or 2.24-micron pixel size 50-megapixel sensor or 12.5-megapixel sensor.
Additionally, the ISOCELL HP3 sensor has a Smart-ISO Pro function that contributes to the creation of more colourful HDR images. To increase the dynamic range of the sensor, it provides three ISO settings: low, mid, and high.
Over 4 trillion colours can be used to express images with this technique (14-bit colour depth). The sensor also has the ability to switch between Smart-ISO Pro and Staggered HDR.
Additionally, Samsung stated that the ISOCELL HP3 sensor samples are presently on hand and that the mass production of the new sensor will start later this year. In 2023, the predicted Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is likely to include the new 200-megapixel sensor from the firm.
Motorola and Xiaomi are two additional businesses planning to release new smartphones with a 200-megapixel camera sensor.
While Xiaomi is rumoured to introduce its first 200-megapixel camera phone in the second half of 2022, the next Motorola Frontier is anticipated to include a 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor.