There has been a lot of buzz around Samsung‘s first 200MP ISOCELL HP2 over the past few days, and soon enough we will get to see what the company’s upcoming flagship has in store for us in terms of camera performance. Although the sensor’s first samples have arrived and shown promising results, at this time there is still a lack of context that prevents us from making any definitive statements.
Ice Universe, a well-known Twitter leaker, has shared some information concerning the S23‘s camera. Apparently, he’s been using it for some time and has released new details following the public announcement. He uploaded a picture to his account that had been taken using one of the upcoming S23 phones and zoomed up to 12 times.
What kind of photo do you think this is?
5x zoom? 10x zoom?
No, it's a Galaxy S23 Ultra 200MP HP2 photo enlarged by 12x!
Use one word to describe your feelings! pic.twitter.com/m5rS0kZrQG
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 19, 2023
It appears that Samsung made considerable improvements to the ISOCELL HP2 sensor, as the sample is capable of retaining a great deal of detail even while using Twitter’s image compression algorithm. When compared to other smartphones on the market, Samsung’s flagships have traditionally stood out thanks to their cameras, and the company’s new 200MP sensor could prove to be a significant improvement in this area.
In addition, the pictures from the HP2 sensor look a lot less sharpened, and natural when compared to the HP1, HP3, and HM1. While the images don’t look a lot processed, Samsung may roll out future updates to adjust this accordingly.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has a great main camera, but it also has two telephoto lenses with 10-megapixel resolution and 3x and 10x optical zoom, respectively. As a result, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has an adaptable camera that can meet a variety of requirements.
The ISOCELL HP2 sensor is typical of Samsung’s approach to image sensor development, which is to win with high pixels. It will be interesting to watch how the ISOCELL HP2 sensor does against Sony‘s improved IMX989 1-inch sensor in the coming months. However, judging by the past, Samsung almost always takes the lead, thanks to its improved camera software development.
Let us know what you think of Samsung’s upcoming flagship series, and the hardware it houses. The Samsung Unpacked event will be held on February 1st, and we will make sure to keep you updated on any developments as they occur.