It is not a fact, but based on the spy information so far, it is a fairly strong assumption that it is ISOCELL HP2 The camera sensor that Samsung presented today is none other than the 200-megapixel camera unit that the industry is waiting for on the back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will be launched in two weeks. Although the new sensor and phone could have arrived at the same time, Samsung’s mobile and imaging divisions are independent of each other, and third parties can certainly order from the HP2, so it deserves its own presentation.
Although there is no 1″-like chip size, 1/1.3″ is still large enough with 200 million, 0.6 micron sensor pixels, which after 4:1 pixel binning are 50 megapixels, and with 16:1 concatenation, 12 .5 megapixel images are also suitable for saving at full (unnecessary) resolution. During the day, the 50 megapixels and otherwise the high image score for the intermediate sensor zoom can come in handy, while at night the quality can clearly benefit from a lower resolution, but larger interlaced pixels. 8K video recordings are made in 50 megapixel mode, and 33 megapixels are available when recording widescreen motion pictures with minimal loss of viewing angle and 30 fps.
The design of the Samsung D-VTG (Dual Vertical Transfer Gate) from the side of the photodiodes allows for better separation and less light leakage, and thus less faded and overexposed image information processing per pixel, and the Super QPD autofocus uses all 200 million pixels for focusing. HDR processing with the DSG solution now takes place at 50 megapixels, while the Smart-ISO Pro technology enables the reading of various ISO values per pixel at 12.5 megapixels, which also benefits 4K 60 FPS HDR videos. Samsung’s press release acknowledges with the terse remark that the ISOCELL HP2 is already on the production line, and since the Galaxy S23 Ultra is also, it is not difficult to connect the two products.