Samsung today introduced two new mobile image sensors; ISOCELL HP1, industry’s first 200-megapixels image sensor with 0.64μm pixels and ISOCELL GN5, the first image sensor to adopt all-directional focusing Dual Pixels Pro technology with two photodiodes in a single 1.0μm pixel.
The ISOCELL HP1 feature a new ChameleonCell pixel-binning technology that offers a resolution of 200-megapixels. The sensor may switch from a two-by-two pixels layout in a low-light environment and reduced resolution to 12.5-megapixels. If light situation allowed, it will be able to shoot at 200-megapixels resolution in delivering highly detailed output.
For video recording, the ISOCELL HP1 is able to record 8K video at 30fps. If the lighting environment is disallowed, it will switch to a four-by-four layout which turns it into a 50-megapixels sensor which still capable to record 8K videos.
As for the new ISOCELL GN5, it can deliver superfast autofocus by implementing its proprietary Front Deep Trench Isolation (FDTI) technology on a Dual Pixel product. This would greatly decrease crosstalk within pixels and improve light absorption.
There’s no pipeline on which Samsung devices will be getting the ISOCELL HP1 or GN5 mobile image sensor soon.