Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX Sensor Unveiled; Could Debut with the Galaxy S23 Ultra

The new Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX sensor is the company’s third 200MP sensor after the ISOCELL HP1 and HP3.


Samsung has quietly unveiled a new smartphone camera sensor. The company has launched the Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX camera sensor. It is the company’s third 200MP sensor after the ISOCELL HP1 and HP3 camera sensors. The ISOCELL HP1 was launched last year and is found in the likes of the Xiaomi 12T Pro and the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HPX camera sensor could be a part of the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra. 

The company has not confirmed any details. However, as per the rumour mill, the company will introduce a new 200MP camera in its ultimate Galaxy S-series flagship smartphone next year. Let’s take a look at the Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX camera sensor specifications and features.

Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX Sensor Unveiled

The new Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HPX sensor is a new flagship camera sensor tech unveiled by the South Korean tech giant. The new sensor has a 0.56-micron pixel size, reducing the camera module by 20 per cent.

The new ISOCELL HPX sensor uses Samsung’s Advanced Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) technology, which is claimed to boost sensitivity for clear, vivid images and isolate each pixel separately. Samsung’s new camera sensor for phones uses tetra-pixel technology, which combines 16 pixels into one. The kind of binning is expected to help get better pictures in lowlight. 

The Tetra pixel technology combines four pixels into one to transform the 0.56-micron 200MP sensor into a 1.12-micron 50MP output, or a 12.5MP output with 2.24-micron pixels by combining 16 pixels into one.

In addition to this, the new Samsung sensor can shoot up to 8K video at 30 fps. It also supports seamless dual-HDR shooting in 4K and Full HD models. The Staggered HDR tech can capture light at three different exposures depending on the shooting environment. The sensor also uses Super QPD autofocus for faster and more precise focusing.

The same sensor can be used in the upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is likely to launch in January or February 2023. The company has been offering its Galaxy Note-series replacement with a 108MP sensor. However, this time around, we might see a major shift in the megapixel count as well as the camera technology introduced with the new sensor.

Samsung has not confirmed any details about the Galaxy S23 Ultra featuring the new ISOCELL sensor. However, it is assumed that the HP3 or the HPX ISOCELL 200MP Samsung sensor could make it to the S23 Ultra. 

The S23 Ultra will feature a 12MP ultrawide camera along with two 10MP telephoto camera sensors with up to 10x optical zoom or 100x digital zoom. It will also feature a 40MP front camera. 

The upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone will feature Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. We recently spotted the Galaxy S23 Ultra US variant on Geekbench with the same chipset. The SoC features a new Adreno 740 GPU and was paired with 8GB of RAM. Samsung will launch the phone with 12GB of RAM as well.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra will also feature a 6.78-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate support. It will come with an S Pen slot at the bottom. More details of the S23 Ultra have leaked in the past, which can be checked by clicking here.