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Samsung Galaxy S22 series to feature new 50 MP camera; first 200 MP ISOCELL sensor arriving in September

The Exynos 2100 already supports up to a combined 200 MP resolution. (Image source: Samsung)
The Exynos 2100 already supports up to a combined 200 MP resolution. (Image source: Samsung)
According to reports, Samsung will launch two new flagship ISOCELL camera sensors next month. Apparently, Samsung will distribute a long-awaited 200 MP camera sensor to its partners, such as Xiaomi, along with a 50 MP sensor that is also destined for the Galaxy S22 series.

Rumours about Samsung launching a 200 MP smartphone camera sensor have been rumbling on for a while, stoked by the company itself. Megapixels are not everything when it comes to camera quality though, even if Samsung has boasted that it has a 600 MP sensor in the pipeline. According to Ice Universe, Samsung will unveil its first 200 MP camera next month, presumably an ISOCELL sensor.

The leaker adds that Samsung will also reveal a 50 MP sensor with an RGBW arrangement, also known as WRGB. In short, RGBW sensors contain white sub-pixels, rather than the standard red, green and blue sub-pixels of many camera sensors. Accordingly, this sensor should be more light-sensitive than contemporary ISOCELL sensors.

Reputedly, Samsung will use this sensor in the Galaxy S22 series, not the 200 MP one. Both will be available to Samsung's partners though, such as Xiaomi and Vivo. The Galaxy S22 series is not expected to arrive until Q1 2022, so we imagine that this 50 MP RGBW sensor will debut later this year in a Xiaomi or Vivo flagship. Similarly, we imagine that Samsung's partners will bring smartphones to market with 200 MP cameras before the end of 2021.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08- 3 (Update: 2021-08- 3)