Samsung has unveiled its two new image sensors for smart mobile phones today. They are the ISOCELL HP1, the first 200MP image sensor on the market, and the ISOCELL GN5, its new 50MP image sensor.
From the ISOCELL HP1, the company highlights that it is the first image sensor for mobile phones to reach 200MP, using pixels of 0.64 μm in size, being able to adapt to the sizes of current mobile devices.
It also includes its new pixel grouping technology called ChameleonCell, which in low light conditions, transforms the sensor into a 12.5 MP image sensor with 2.56 μm pixels in size by merging the 16 nearby pixels.
This technology also supports two-by-two and four-by-four clusters, and of course, full-frame.
For good light conditions, this new sensor is capable of capturing ultra-high definition photos. Regarding video, it is capable of capturing 8K at 30 frames per second with minimal loss of field of view.
In this regard, it points out that:
The HP1 fuses four neighboring pixels to reduce resolution to 50MP or 8,192 x 6,144 to shoot 8K (7,680 x 4,320) video without the need to crop or reduce full image resolution.
And going into detail with the ISOCELL HP1, Samsung points out that it is the first image sensor with 1.0 μm pixels that integrates Dual Pixel Pro, its autofocus technology in all directions, enhancing autofocus capabilities.
They explain that:
This technology places two photodiodes, the smallest in the industry, within each 1.0 μm pixel of the sensor, either horizontally or vertically, to recognize pattern changes in all directions. With one million multi-directional phase detection photodiodes covering all sensor areas, the ISOCELL GN5’s autofocus becomes instantaneous, enabling sharper images in bright or low-light environments.
The company currently has a sample of its two new sensors, although at the moment it has not revealed when they will go into mass production. Sooner or later we will see it, although there were already rumors since last spring about a Xiaomi mobile with a 200MP sensor, initially pointing to the Mi Note 11.
We will see all this in time.
More information: Samsung