Samsung Electronics has announced the ISOCELL HP3 image sensor, an advanced camera solution for next-generation flagship smartphones. The novelty offers a resolution of 200 million pixels.
The 1/1.4-inch sensor is said to have the industry’s smallest pixels at 0.56 microns. Compared to the 200 megapixel ISOCELL HP1 sensor, this value is reduced by 12%.
The new solution reduces the space required by the camera module in a smartphone by around 20%. And that means developers can make their devices thinner and optimize internal design.
Tetra pixel technology enables image quality to be improved in low light conditions. This is achieved by combining four or 16 adjacent pixels into one. In the first case, the operation of a 50-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.12 microns is simulated, in the second – a 12.5-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 2.24 microns.
Enhanced Smart-ISO Pro technology uses signal data from high, medium and low ISO frames to create a composite image with high dynamic range and minimal artifacts.
You can record videos in 8K at 30 fps and 4K at 120 fps. The Super QPD autofocus system is mentioned, which uses all the pixels in the sensor.
Trial deliveries of Samsung ISOCELL HP3 have already started, and mass production is planned for the current year.