Samsung ISOCELL HP3: Let’s explore it deeply

Recently, the South Korean giant Samsung unveiled the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor via its newsroom. And this image sensor basically the successor of its previous ISOCELL HP1 sensor, which has launched nine months before.

Now talking about ISOCELL HP3 then it has 0.56-micron pixels (μm) and is loaded with 200 million pixels in a 1/1.4 optical format. It packs with exceptional capabilities of capturing 8K videos at 30 frames-per-second (fps) with minimum loss. Samsung confirmed the mass production for its new ISOCELL HP3 sensor will probably going to start by the end of this year tentatively. Also, the company unveiled the world’s first 108-megapixel camera sensor back in the year 2019 for smartphones.


Earlier we have come up with news that the Samsung S23 series is powered by ISOCELL HP3 200 MP camera, read the full article here.

ISOCELL HP3 specifications

The ISOCELL HP3 capture cinematic video with epic details and colours. In addition to an 8K video that supports up to 30FPS, the ISOCELL HP3 performs seamless dual HDR in 4K/FHD modes. And it is capable of switching between Smart-ISO Pro and Staggered HDR modes respectively, which reduces the trouble of touching the area again and again which you want to express better.

It is also equipped with Super QPD auto-focusing capabilities that enhance the autofocusing which brings improved auto-focusing for users. Now the details we possess as of now are given below:

Effective Resolution 16,320 x 12,288 (200M).
Pixel Size 0.56μm.
Optical Format 1/1.4″.
Color Filter Tetra pixel RGB Bayer Pattern.
Normal Frame Rate 7.5 fps @ full 200 MP,27 fps @ 50 MP,and 120 fps @ 12.5 MP.
Video Frame Rate 30 fps @ 8K, 120 fps @ 4K, and 480 fps @ FHD.
Shutter Type Electronic rolling shutter.
ADC Accuracy 10-bits.
Supply Voltage 2.2 V for analog,1.8 V for I/O, and 0.9 V for digital core supply.
Operating Temperature -20℃ to +85℃.
Interface 4 lanes (2.5Gbps per lane) D-PHY /3 lanes (4.0Gsps per lane) C-PHY.
Chroma Tetra pixel.
Auto Focus Super QPD.
HDR Smart-ISO Pro (iDCG), Staggered HDR.
Output Formats RAW10/12/14.
Analog Gain x128 with High Conversion Gain.

However here in this article, we try to provide all functionality, features, specifications and other product information at its best. Although the benefits, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change by the company before the launch of the final product.

Other players in the queue

Now as per the information coming, the other players that going to launch their smartphones with 200 MP camera sensors include Motorola and Xiaomi respectively. Motorola is supposed to bring 200-megapixel in its upcoming Motorola Frontier and which is expected to feature with Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor, whereas, Xiaomi is rumoured to launch its first 200-megapixel camera phone in the second half of this year.

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