14 January 2022
It has been over two months since Samsung announced the world's first 200-megapixel smartphone camera sensor. It did not talk about what OEMs will make use of it which has led to speculation about when we can expect to see it. Ice Universe, a well-known tipster, has now tweeted that Motorola will be the first OEM to release a phone featuring the sensor.
The tipster did not say anything about the particular model that will be housing the Samsung ISOCELL HP1. An exact release date is missing but is speculated to happen during the first half of the next year. The tweet further mentions that Xiaomi will be the second OEM to debut a phone with a 200MP camera in the second half.
200MP camera will be adopted by Moto first, then by Xiaomi in the second half of next year, and by 2023, Samsung will adopt 200MP.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 24, 2021
As far as Samsung itself is concerned, it is said to be looking at 2023 for releasing a 200-megapixel camera phone. This might be due to the season that the upcoming Galaxy S22 is rumored to feature a different camera sensor. There is a good chance that we might see the Galaxy S23 series debut with the highest megapixel count sensor.
In terms of technical details, the ISOCELL HP1 is a 1/1.22-inch sensor with a native pixel size of 0.64μm. It is said to offer improved low-light camera performance with the help of ChameleonCell pixel-binning technology. It can also be used for shooting 8K videos at 30 frames per second.