The trademark application for Hexa2pixel is introduced by Samsung. The application has appeared in South Korea and has also been seen on TMView in Europe. According to a report by SamMobile, this trademark could mean that the company is working on a 450-megapixel sensor. However, there is no detail in the application whether this particular trademark is for the camera sensor or for the sensor with 450 megapixel resolution.
The company had unveiled the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor in June this year with Super QPD auto-focus and Tetra2pixel technology. This image sensor has replaced the company’s ISOCELL HP1. It has 0.56 micron pixels (μm). Also there are 200 million pixels in 1/1.4 optical format. Samsung claims that this image sensor can capture 8K video at 30 frames-per-second (fps).
The South Korean company also announced that the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor will go into the mass production phase later this year. Tetra2pixel technology enables the image sensor to click pictures as either a 50-megapixel sensor of 1.12-micron pixels or 2.24-micron pixel size, or a 12.5-megapixel sensor. It is said that it is very effective in low-light environment.
However, Samsung has not yet fitted a 200-megapixel image sensor to any Galaxy smartphone. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in 2023 is expected to sport an ISOCELL HP3 sensor. Smartphone brands like Motorola and Xiaomi are also looking to launch new phones with 200 megapixel camera sensor. The Motorola Frontier is said to have Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 image sensor.
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