The recently announced Samsung‘s ISOCELL HP1 200-megapixel camera sensor is expected to debut with the Moto X30 Pro smartphone in a few days. The South Korean giant has another 200-megapixel camera in the form of ISOCELL HP3.
Now, a new report from GalaxyClub reveals a trademark filing from Samsung for “Hexa²Pixel” hints that the company might be working on a 450-megapixel camera sensor.
The Samsung ISOCELL HP1 200-megapixel camera sensor and the ISOCELL HP3 sensors use “Tetra²pixel RGB Bayer Pattern,” which uses 16:1 Pixel binning (4 squared equals 16). Thus, the trademark for “Hexa²Pixel” would indicate Samsung working on a camera sensor with a pixel binning ratio of 36:1 (6 squared equals 36).
The camera sensors from Samsung have post-binning images in the range of 12-megapixel to 12.5-megapixel, and based on that, it can be deduced that the South Korean giant is working on a new camera sensor of somewhere between 432-megapixel to 450-megapixel.
Although the company has filed for a trademark which appears to be for a 450-megapixel camera sensor, it won’t be introduced anytime soon. The camera sensor is likely to be in the early stages of development and might take several months to make it to the market.
Samsung has plans to launch camera sensors with as high as 600-megapixel resolution with 1/0.57” optical format. So, this Hexa²pixel sensor is just the halfway point of what is planned to come from the South Korean giant in the next few years.