Samsung to work on 1-Inch and 440-Megapixel Camera Sensors: Report

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra sports a 200-megapixel primary rear camera sensor.

According to reports, Samsung is developing new camera sensors with improved specs. The South Korean electronics behemoth debuted its newest Galaxy S23 series earlier this year. A Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung Galaxy S23+, and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra model were available. The high-end Ultra model’s quad-rear camera unit has a 200-megapixel primary sensor with a wide-angle lens, as well as 12-megapixel and 10-megapixel sensors with ultra-wide, telephoto, and second 10-megapixel telephoto sensors with 10x optical zoom.

Samsung is reportedly working on a new batch of ISOCELL camera sensors, according to a Sammobile story that cited a tweet from tipster Revegnus (@Tech_Reve).


By the second part of 2024, it is anticipated that the aforementioned sensors will be mass produced. According to the tip, the company is developing three sensors: a 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP7, a 440-megapixel ISOCELL HU1, and a 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN6 with a 1.6-inch sensor.

The Sony IMX989 sensor, which is anticipated to be a worthy camera upgrade for incoming flagship smartphones, might compete with the ISOCELL GN6, which the article claimed is likely to be the mobile and camera manufacturer’s “biggest and first” 1-inch sensor.

It is anticipated that the 440-megapixel ISOCELL HU1 camera sensor will have a lens larger than one inch. It is unknown whether the sensor will be used in phones or cars because Samsung employs its photo sensors for both smartphones and assisted smart-driving cars, the report said. Additionally, the business had previously made it clear that it intended to develop camera sensors with a resolution of up to 600 megapixels.

The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variation of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the most recent Samsung model with the highest camera resolution to date, costs Rs. 1,24,999; the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model costs Rs. 1,34,999; and the 12GB RAM + 1TB storage variant costs Rs. 1,54,999.