At the start of this year, there were many talks concerning the 200-megapixel image sensors at the Samsung Factory. Now it is confirmed to be true. The Korean tech giant has now given out More details than expected via its website about the ISOCELL HP1 sensor and hinted to launch another sensor, the ISOCELL GN5.
The two sensors are equipped with an innovative algorithm (“ChameleonCell”) whose main objective is to improve the sharpness of images taken on low light areas. They are excellent in all areas.
First 200MP sensor ever seen on a Mobile
Samsung is always on the lead towards steering innovative technology. You also remember that back in 2019, the brand was also the first to introduce a 108MP sensor. A term that two ISOCELL HP1 models have increased.
What makes this sensor stand out is that it is a very high-resolution ISOCELL HP1 model. According to Samsung, for this sensor to increase the Pixel Size on the Fly, it will work for hand in hand with the output resolution. For example for a 200 megapixels shot means that the individual will use the photosites of 0.64 µm. In 50 megapixels, and thanks to the pixel binning (here in two by two), we will increase to 1.28 µm. Last but not least, in 12.5 megapixels, Pixels’ definition of 2.56 µm (four-by-four) can be obtained.
In addition, the manufacturer has also said that the ISOCELL HP1 can shoot video in 8K at 30 frames per second. Without a doubt, in a video configuration that goes through 50 megapixels as the definition and 1.28 µm, photosites make it inconceivable to trim the image, Mainly because the resolution is higher than that of an 8K video — 8 192 x 6 144 pixels by 7 680 x 4 320 pixels.
Improvements Spotted on the GN5
the ISOCELL GN5 has another plus up its disposal despties having the fewer pixels. It profits quickly from the autofocus innovation in the Dual Pixel Pro. Samsung utilizes here an omnidirectional light catch strategy to take the sensor’s focusing capacities to another level
On account of two photodiodes coordinated into every pixel (1.0 µm) of the sensor, the sensor can capture light both evenly and in an upward direction. In doing such, a change in the direction of the object is interpreted faster, and therefore the point is always ideal in place. Phase detection is also carried out on a million issues for unprecedented reactivity.
In addition, the ISOCELL GN5 will also incorporate Samsung’s proprietary technology called Front Deep Trench Insulation (FDTI). Going into detail allows the sensor to retain more information and, ultimately, obtain more beautiful images no matter the situation.
The ISOCELL HP1 and ISOCELL GN5 are already available from OEMs who could use them in their following products. Perhaps the future Samsung Galaxy S22 will be part of the lot? Let us wait until the Next event for us to find the answers we are looking for.