Samsung has been developing sensors for camera phones for a long time. The company’s first 200MP sensor debuted in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra last year before finally launching an improved body in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung may be testing next-gen camera sensors with even more megapixels.
The news comes from tech_rev several times over, which has a strong track record. In the new post, the label revealed that Samsung is working on new sensors, including a 50 MP ISOCELL GN6 that could be the company’s first 1-inch entry. The other sensors are the 200MP HP7 with a pixel size of 0.6μm, which is notably higher than the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera (review)’s pixels and the HU1’s 440MP resolution.
However, tech_rev added that these sensors may not find their way into Samsung’s Galaxy camera phones. Instead, it is expected that the 50 MP GN6 will be used by Chinese manufacturers to equip their devices and possibly the 440 MP sensor for automotive use. The three unofficial ISOCELL cameras are said to be in production by the end of 2024.
A new 320 MP camera for the Galaxy S Ultra line
On the other hand, there is another sensor with 320 MP pixels which Samsung is said to be developing separately. The unnamed ISOCELL snapper is likely to arrive on the Galaxy S26 Ultra and will replace the current 200 MP flagship ISOCELL HP1. Unfortunately, there aren’t many details yet like what pixel size or location it will carry.
Samsung released the Galaxy S23 Ultra a few months ago, so there is still a big chance that there might be changes in Samsung’s plans to launch the Galaxy S26 Ultra. Likewise, this gives us a hint of what to expect from the company’s roadmap.
What do you think about Samsung using more megapixels in its camera phones? Is having more pixels on a sensor really the important detail you think it is? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section.