Samsung has just announced that their latest 200 Megapixel ISOCELL HP2 sensor will see service in the next generation of smartphones with pundits saying that it stands an extremely good chance of appearing in the next generation of Galaxy smartphones that are on the horizon.
What is the Samsung Isocell HP2 sensor
The Samsung Isocell HP2 sensor has 200 million 0.6 micrometer pixels in a 1/1.3-inch optical format that is typically deployed in 108MP smartphone primary cameras which means that designers don’t have to create a larger camera housing to accommodate it in phones while offering users even better image capture performance.
Up close, the Isocell HP2 sensor uses pixel binning to tackle shots in different light levels with dimly lit environments seeing the sensor binding four to 16 neighbouring pixels to get a 1.2um 50MP or 2.4um 12.5MP image sensor while for capturing 8K video, the Isocell HP2 sensor switches over to 1.2um 50MP mode at 33MP resolution and 30fps to ensure crisp video capture.
Another notable technological addition is their new Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG) technology where a dual voltage transfer gate rather than the usual solo transfer gate is placed on the base of each photodiode to transfer electrons from the pixels to the logic layer, effectively doubling capacity by 33% to reduce overexposure and enhance colour reproduction.
Samsung also shared that the Isocell HP2 also harnesses their Super QPD tech that uses all 200 million pixels for focusing agents in order to get faster and more accurate autofocusing even in dim light.
The official statement on the Samsung Isocell HP2 also mentions to tune into the upcoming Samsung Unpacked 2022 that will take place on 2nd February 2022 at 2AM. To tune into the live stream, check out their official Samsung Malaysia YouTube, Samsung Malaysia Official Website, Samsung Malaysia Facebook and Samsung Malaysia Newsroom. You can also register your interest and get an RM200 Samsung w-voucher at https://www.samsung.com/my/unpacked/