Samsung last year launched a new sensor for smartphones with a resolution of 200 megapixels: ISOCELL HP1. This model has not yet been used by any Samsung partner or even by the company on its own phones. Despite this, it seems that Samsung will soon launch the second generation of very high resolution sensor, called ISOCELL HP3. It will keep the resolution of 200 megapixels, according to the available information.
Even though a phone with the previous 200 megapixel sensor has not been launched, Samsung is already coming up with a new one
Samsung has decided to keep a 108-megapixel sensor for the third year in a row on the Ultra version of its flagship series, Galaxy S. This is one of the best on the market right now, but a 200-megapixel sensor could carry from the smartphone to a new level. The problem in implementing such a sensor is the optics, which could take up a lot of space inside, but also outside, requiring a larger lens.
According to GalaxyClub, this sensor will debut in the near future, but its exact technical details are not known. Most likely, the new sensor will keep the 1 / 1.22 dimensions that the first generation, HP1, has.
There have been rumors of prototypes from Xiaomi and Motorola that could be shipped with the ISOCELL HP1 sensor soon, but no new information has been released about them in the last few weeks. If a commercial implementation for the first model takes so long, we can expect the first phones with ISOCELL HP3 to hit the market only next year, or maybe even in two years.
Most likely, however, the use of this technology on Samsung phones could also accelerate adoption among partners. However, this could happen at the earliest next year, when Samsung will definitely launch the Galaxy S23 generation. The Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 models, which are expected at the end of summer, will most likely not benefit from such large sensors, as foldable phones have more limited space inside the case.