A new camera sensor for high-end smartphones is announced by the South Korean tech giant, Samsung ISOCELL HP2. Samsung promises maximum performance in photography with “detailed and fluid images in any light condition”.
The sensor has a resolution of 200MP, so there are 200 million pixels of 0.6 μm. The same format comes in the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. This means that cell phones with this equipment will have no problem housing the new camera in a compact area.
“The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 harnesses Samsung’s high-resolution image sensor technologies and know-how at the cutting edge for epic details.” “Our leadership comes from innovative pixel technologies that allow our sensors to go beyond the number and size of pixels. We will continue to open new horizons and solidify our presence in the expanding ultra-high-resolution sensor market.”
JoonSeo Yim, Executive Vice President of the Sensor Business Team at Samsung Electronics
One of the features of the new image sensor is Tetra²pixel, binning technology. This tech combines up to 16 pixels into a single large dot to record varying levels of light.
In darker environments, the component can combine 4 pixels into 1 to generate a 50MP image with 1.2 μm pixels. In its most complex night configuration, the sensor combines up to 16 pixels in 1 to generate a 12.5 MP image with 2.4 μm pixels, ensuring the best performance in night photography.
The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 supports video recording at up to 8K at 30FPS with an approximate resolution of 33 MP. But there is a mode that expands the number of points to 50MP with 1.2μm pixels, minimizing clipping and increasing the level of detail and lighting in every scene.