In the realm of smartphone cameras, we have two main players who manufacture most of the lenses: Samsung and Sony. Samsung has a lot of camera lenses and is always a step ahead of Sony in terms of megapixels. They already have a 108-megapixel sensor on the market and are now planning to upgrade it further. A new report making rounds of the internet claims that the brand has purportedly started working on an upcoming 432-megapixel camera sensor.
Samsung is working on a 432MP ISOCELL HW camera sensor
A tipster who goes by the username Revengus (@tech_reve) on social media platform X (formerly, Twitter) has posted a tweet claiming that Samsung has internally started working on an upcoming camera lens for smartphones. He insists that the brand will use its existing GN3 camera sensor for the Galaxy Fold 6 device. And starting with the Galaxy Fold 7, the brand might shift to S5KHP5 sensor.
But let’s not get sidetracked from our main topic. According to the report, the company is working on two new camera sensors named “ISOCELL HW1” and “ISOCELL HW2”, with a massive 432-megapixel size.
The ISOCELL HW1 will have a sensor size of 1/1.05 inches with a single pixel size of 0.56μm. On the other hand, the ISOCELL HW2 will have a sensor size of 1/1.07 inches with a single pixel size of 0.5μm. Apart from this, he has not shared anything more about the camera sensors.
I wonder how Samsung’s new ISOCELL camera lenses will compare to other leading brands in the industry. Although having more megapixels may give the brand an edge, the real challenge will be the quality of the pictures produced. As we all know, megapixels alone do not ensure excellent photos.