Samsung to launch world’s first 200MP image sensor with Galaxy S23 series: report

Samsung launched the 108MP ISOCELL HM3 image sensor with the Galaxy S20 series in 2020. While the tech giant has kept the same sensor for its subsequent flagship Galaxy S21 and S22 series, it may be looking to increase the megapixel count by introducing his ISOCELL HP1 200MP image sensor with next year’s Galaxy S23 series. Let’s see the details below.

Samsung Galaxy S23 will bring a 200MP camera

Last year, Samsung unveiled the world’s first 200MP image sensor for mobile devices in the form of the ISOCELL HP1 image sensor. The industry’s first camera sensor comes with 0.64 micron pixels and supports 8K video on mobile devices.

Now, according to a recent report by Korea ETNewsthe company is on the way to the final development phase of the ISOCELL HP1 sensor. The development is also said to be supported by Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics departments with the task split in a 30-70 ratio.

The report further mentions that Samsung’s next-gen flagship Galaxy S23 series will feature the 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor. It is slated for release in 2023 and could once again set the camera standards in the smartphone industry. It is expected to deliver top camera performance and low-light images. Samsung has also reportedly shared the roadmap for its 200MP sensor with key partners ahead of its debut next year.

Now coming to the 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor, it features a new pixel clustering technology called ChameleonCell technology which uses a two-by-two, four-by-four, or full-pixel layout for images based on environmental lighting. It also merges 16 neighboring pixels to capture more light for the sensor to provide improved low-light performance.

Samsung launches world's first 200MP image sensor with Galaxy S23 series: report

Additionally, the sensor supports 8K video at 30 fps with minimal FoV loss. Moreover, it combines four neighboring pixels to reduce video resolutions to 50 MP and record 8K videos without cropping or reducing the full image resolution.

Further details regarding next year’s Galaxy S23 models are currently unknown. Therefore, we suggest you stay tuned for further updates and let us know your thoughts on Samsung’s upcoming 200MP image sensor in the comments below.

Featured image: Galaxy S22 Ultra representation

Michael C. Garrison