Samsung aims for ultra-high-def smartphone photography with 200-MP sensor

New Atlas | Sep 2, 2021 at 12:32 PM
  • We’re already seeing smartphone cameras that break the 100-megapixel barrier, but now Samsung is aiming to double that with the launch of the ISOCELL HP1 – a 200-MP image sensor destined for the flagship handsets of tomorrow.
  • In more challenging lighting conditions, the company’s ChameleonCell pixel-binning technology merges 16 of those pixels into a four-by-four arrangement to transform the sensor into a 12.5-MP flavor rocking large 2.56-µm pixels for improved light absorption.
  • The technology can also merge neighboring pixels in a two-by-two configuration to produce 50-MP images, or to enable 8K (7,680 x 4,320) video at 30 frames per second that don’t require cropping or scaling.