Early this year, the South Korean tech behemoth promised us a 200 MP photograph sensor, but it is yet to be seen up to this point. On the other hand side, the manufacturer is preparing to formalize its Galaxy S22 series. The Ultra version of the Galaxy S23 may live to see the 200MP ISOCELL sensors when launched.
Samsung might depend on this picture sensor to go even further in the quality supplied by photophones. According to the well-known leaker, Ice Universe, the manufacturer may deploy the sensors in question for the Galaxy S23. The manufacturer would start with 200MP ISOCELL sensors, and 600MP will follow it in a few years.
The number of megapixels does not tell the whole story of a smartphone’s camera capabilities. The iPhone 13 has a maximum resolution of 12 megapixels and produces much more attractive images than certain mid-range smartphones with resolutions of many tens of megapixels.
On the other hand, though, judging from various speculations seen on the web, such sensors would be available in 2022 on the Galaxy S22 series. However, this does not seem to be the case. As a result, the present S21s should share their 108 MP sensor with next year’s batch, a well-known sensor in the field and likely still perfectible.
This suggests that the 200MP sensors would arrive in the Galaxy S23 Ultra in two years. Until then, the software and the rest of the hardware will keep up. For example, the new CPUs will almost certainly be more operational in using such sensors, and a software optimization might be done upstream by Samsung.