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Samsung ISOCELL HPX debuts as the OEM's latest 200MP sensor for next-gen top-end smartphones

Samsung has a new 200MP sensor. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has a new 200MP sensor. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has introduced the ISOCELL HPX as the latest in its steadily-growing portfolio of mobile image sensors with the current class-leading resolution of 200 megapixels (MP). It boasts the smallest pixel the OEM makes for CMOS of this caliber for recording at up to 8K/30fps, touted to deliver cinematic levels of image quality and color accuracy. It is also rated to use the Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technique for potentially improved light sensitivity.

Samsung beat its main rival Omnivision in the 200MP game in terms of getting the first mobile image sensor of this resolution onto the smartphone market, in the form of the pioneering Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. Now, the South Korean giant has added a new member to this growing line of ISOCELL products.

The HPX has the same tiny pixel size (with Tetra2Pixel binning to 1.12μm and 2.24μm for potentially ultra-high-quality 50MP and 12.5MP images respectively) as its immediate HP3 predecessor, with the same maximum recording resolution and frame-rate. Samsung asserts that this can allow a mobile device OEM to make a new 200MP smartphone with a camera hump that can take up only 80% of the size of its existing 2022 counterparts.

The new 200MP Samsung sensor also still supports the Smart-ISO Pro feature rated to deliver 14-bit (or ~4-trillion) color. However, the OEM particularly touts the HPX as capable of Deep Trench Isolation (DTI), a way of eliminating cross-talk between individual pixels that can impact on quality this time around.

Oddly, Samsung only seems to have launched this new 200MP ISOCELL sensor in China thus far, inviting speculation that it is a variant that will end up exclusive to this market.

Therefore, should new smartphones with 200MP cameras of relatively restrained main camera module size and claims of improved low-light performance emanate from Xiaomi, Motorola or possibly the BBK group soon, it may well be the new HPX CMOS they are packing.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-10-21 (Update: 2022-10-21)