New leak suggests Samsung has a new 200MP sensor in the works

Samsung 200mp phone sensor
(Image credit: Samsung)

Serial leak'ster Revegnus has been at it again, this time with a rumor that Samsung has a new 200MP sensor in its arsenal. In resolution terms, that's been done before, as the Galaxy S23 Ultra already employs a 200MP sensor in its primary camera module. Where this new leak gets interesting concerns the size of the rumored sensor: 1/0.98 inches. This would make it significantly larger than the current 1/1.3-inch size of Samsung's existing 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor. Given the same pixel count, this chip size increase means individual pixels get a corresponding size boost, from 0.6µm to 0.8µm. Bigger pixels equal more surface area with which to gather light over a given exposure time, and greater light intake should result in a better signal to noise ration and reduced image noise - potentially good news for low light shooting. The new sensor is also said to be capable of 4x zoom, presumably by cropping in on the central region of the sensor - another benefit of having such a high pixel count.

(Image credit: Revegnus / Twitter)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.