Samsung Unveils the World’s First 200MP smartphone

Leading tech titan Samsung has unveiled two new revolutionary upgrades for the smartphone camera department. One such upgrade raises the pixel-packing capacity in cameras to 200-megapixels (MP), while the other introduces an advanced auto-focus technology that can speed up the time it takes to get the right picture.

These feats are possible because of Samsung’s latest image sensors, ISOCELL HP1 and ISOCELL GN5. Remarkably, the former is the world’s first 200MP camera sensor, whereas the latter becomes the first sensor to adopt the advanced Dual Pixel Pro technology.

As mentioned earlier, the ISOCELL HP1 boasts the title of the first-ever 200MP mobile camera sensor, thanks to its advanced 0.64μm-sized pixels. This means that the camera can capture highly detailed large pictures in a compact gadget such as a smartphone. The ridiculous amount of megapixels translates into a reasonably sharp picture, whether you resize the original image or crop it.

For low-light photography, the camera sensor packs a new pixel binning technology called “ChameleonCell.” As the name suggests, this technology helps the sensor transform its pixel size to suit the lighting conditions. The 50MP sensor with 0.64μm pixels switches to 12.5MP mode with 2.56μm pixels indoors or in dark places. This increase in pixel size helps the camera capture more light, resulting in a bright picture even during the night.

When it comes to videos, the HP1 can successfully record 8K-quality videos at 30 frames-per-second without any noticeable compromise in the field of view. While recording 8K footage, the sensor automatically merges pixels to bring it down to 50MP or 7680×4320 (8K)


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