South Korea’s new Samsung ISOCELL sensor will be in production. It features 450 megapixels, and a new technology called “Hexa2pixel”, which promises to combine 32 pixels into one
After introducing ourselves at ISOCELL HP1 to be the first 200-megapixel mobile sensor, it appears that Samsung is back in the fray with the future photography for mobile phones.
SamMobile shows that this appears to be the case. The companions shared information about the plans of Suwon regarding a new Samsung ISOCELL sensor, with a stunning resolution of 450 pixels and innovative associated technologies. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s cameras are without doubt the ‘flagship’ of Samsung.
It is possible that Samsung would already have registered the new brands in South Korea as well as Europe. As you can see in the images with a Hexa2pixel’ designation that is reminiscent of the binning technology of the still unpublished ISOCELL H1, called Tetra2pixel’ that allows for up to 16 pixels to be combined with 4×4 matrixes.
This could be the surprise of the Samsung Galaxy S23. In this case the sensor would be enormous and its resolution would rise up to 450 pixels. Considering what we have seen so far, this new ‘Hexa2pixel technology should allow us to do pixel-binning combinations up 32 pixels grouping 6×6 matrixes to achieve greater results with greater versatility.
This data, not surprising, would enable the sensor to zoom in losslessly due to its high resolution. It also allows for the use of additional telephoto cameras.
Samsung doesn’t seem to be so concerned about boasting megapixels but rather using this 450 MP resolution for the main sensor of future mobile phones to offer greater versatility and quality in nearly any light condition.
The 450 megapixels seems exaggerated, especially when you consider that the ISOCELL H1 is still at 200 megapixels. However, this technology is already being rumored in South Korea. It’s because there will surely be something in Samsung ovens that surprises us in the future. At least, the idea here is not to boast about megapixels but to make the main sensor more adaptable and flexible to different conditions. Only time will tell.