Samsung has announced a 200-megapixel picture sensor supposed for smartphone cameras, by a long way the very best decision telephone digicam sensor ever made. The ISOCELL HP1 has 0.64μm pixels and may bin 16 of them without delay for the equal of a 12.5-megapixel sensor with 2.56μm pixels.
Samsung calls the HP1’s pixel-binning know-how “ChameleonCell.” The four-by-four 12.5-megapixel setting is meant for low-light utilization, however it may possibly additionally seize full 200-megapixel decision photographs, or use a two-by-two binning approach for 50-megapixel pictures.
The 2-by-two binning mode additionally lets the HP1 seize 8K video. Samsung says it’s able to capturing 8K with out cropping, though normal 8K (7,680 x 4,320) is lower than 50 megapixels.
Samsung can also be introducing a brand new sensor known as the ISOCELL GN5. It’s a 50-megapixel sensor with 1.0μm pixels, and Samsung says it’s the primary 1.0μm-pixel sensor to combine its Twin Pixel Professional know-how. That mainly makes it sound like a smaller model of the 1.4μm-pixel GN2, which was the most important telephone digicam sensor obtainable when it made its debut on Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Extremely this 12 months.
Samsung hasn’t stated when both new sensor will likely be going into mass manufacturing, however samples are at present obtainable for telephone producers.