Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra to launch with improved 200 MP camera
Ice Universe claims to have obtained new information about the primary camera that Samsung has chosen for next year's Galaxy S24 Ultra. Previously, the company was expected to re-use the ISOCELL HP2, a 200 MP sensor with a 1/1.3-inch optical format and 0.6 μm-wide pixels, among other features. According to the prominent leaker, that is not quite the case, although Samsung will not equip its Ultra-branded smartphone with an entirely new sensor either.
Supposedly, Samsung has settled on the ISOCELL HP2SX, an evolution of the current ISOCELL HP2. Writing on Twitter, Ice Universe states the ISOCELL HP2SX is an optimised ISOCELL HP2, as its name suggests. While exact improvements are unknown for now, the leaker reports that the ISOCELL HP2SX will retain the 200 MP native resolution, 1/1.3-inch optical format and 0.6 μm-wide pixels of the ISOCELL HP2.
In other words, it appears that the ISOCELL HP2SX is to the ISOCELL HP2 what the ISOCELL HM3 was to the ISOCELL HM1 in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S21 Ultra, respectively. As such, it would seem that the Galaxy S24 Ultra may only provide an incremental image quality uplift from the current Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, Samsung may bring improvements through new image signal processors (ISPs) and software tweaks. For reference, all Galaxy S24 Ultra models are rumoured to rely upon the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, with the Exynos 2400 headed to European versions of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus.