Like the Korean publication ET News Citing sources close to Samsung, the world’s largest electronics group is planning to use a new, extremely high-resolution camera sensor on some models of its upcoming line of flagship smartphones, dubbed the Galaxy S23.
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If you believe the report from Korea, Samsung wants to use a new sensor called Isocell HP3. This has now been fully developed and, like the other Samsung camera sensors, is also to be built by other subsidiaries of the group. Samsung allegedly not only wants to install the new sensor itself, but also offers it to other, external partners for use in their devices.
HP3 is the evolution of HP1
Samsung had already developed a 200-megapixel sensor for smartphone cameras last year, which is called Isocell HP1. What the difference to the new HP3 model is is currently unclear. It is conceivable that the newer chip has a larger design and so more light can fall on the individual sensor pixels. This is particularly important because the extremely high pixel density already ensures that little light lands on the individual sensor pixels.
It is not yet 100 percent certain that Samsung actually uses the Isocell HP3 camera sensor in the smartphones of the Galaxy S23 series. After all, it’s still quite early, even if the main features of the hardware design for the new range of top models should already be largely set. First of all, the new folding smartphones from Samsung are expected in the summer, for whose cameras there are no details yet.