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September 02, 2021.

A 200-megapixel phone camera sensor

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Isocell HP1. © Samsung.

Samsung announced a 200-megapixel image sensor intended for smartphone cameras, which is by far the highest resolution phone camera sensor ever made. As with other high-res sensors, the Isocell HP1 has pixel binning technology to better respond to lighting conditions. When it detects a low-light environment, it can bin several 0.64μm pixels at once to produce one 2.56μm pixel in output, making the Isocell HP1 equivalent to a 12.5-megapixel sensor. This technology captures far better images when it’s dark, with more clarity and less noise. When lighting is ideal, the sensor captures 200-megapixel photos. This mode also lets the camera capture 8K video of up to 30 frames per second. Samsung hasn’t released details on when the sensor will go into production, but it did say that prototypes were available for phone manufacturers. We’re eager to see which devices will be the first to come out with the sensor.

The Verge, Chaim Gartenberg, “Samsung announces 200-megapixel phone camera sensor.”



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