Report: Samsung Is Working on a 450-Megapixel Image Sensor and May File a Trademark Application.

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In June of this year, Samsung debuted its 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor with Tetra2pixel technology.

According to rumors, Samsung is developing a massive 450-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor. The information was discovered following the discovery of a Samsung trademark application for Hexa2pixel on KIPRIS in South Korea and TMView in Europe. It is best to treat this report with a grain of salt because the trademark makes no mention of resolution or whether it is a camera sensor or not. The 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor with Tera2pixel technology was launched by the South Korean electronics company last month. It replaced the ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor from Samsung.

Samsung has submitted the Hexa2pixel trademark application. The application has been seen on TMView in Europe as well as South Korea. Sammobile reported that this trademark may indicate that the business is developing a 450-megapixel sensor. The applications, however, omit any information regarding whether this specific trademark refers to a camera sensor or a sensor with 450 megapixel resolution. Therefore, these specifics should be treated with caution.

In June of this year, Samsung revealed its 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor with Super QPD auto-focus and Tetra2pixel technology. The company’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor was replaced by the image sensor. Its pixels are 0.56 microns (m) across. It has 200 million pixels with an optical resolution of 1/1.4. According to Samsung, this image sensor can record 8K films at a frame rate of 30 fps with little field-of-view degradation.

The 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor will go into full production later this year, according to the South Korean business. Tetra2pixel technology enables the image sensor to function as a 50-megapixel sensor with 1.12-micron pixels or a 12.5-megapixel sensor with 2.24 micron pixels in order to take better pictures in low light.

Samsung has not yet integrated a 200-megapixel image sensor into a Galaxy smartphone, although the Galaxy S23 Ultra is anticipated to do so in 2023. Other smartphone manufacturers, like Motorola and Xiaomi, want to introduce new models featuring 200-megapixel camera sensors. Samsung’s 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP1 picture sensor, which is a little older, is reportedly found in the Motorola Frontier.