Expert tech blogger on ‘X’ claims that Samsung is hard at work on four brand new, state-of-the-art cameras and sensors. There’s the 50-megapixel GN6, the 200-megapixel HP7, the 320-megapixel variation nobody’s talking about, and the 440-megapixel HU1.
However, the article suggests that not all of these sensors will make it onto Galaxy S smartphones, with some destined for other manufacturers and, perhaps, different sectors.
The 50-megapixel GN6 sensor is the most eye-catching option. This 1-inch sensor will have pixels that are 1.6 micrometres in size. It will likely compete with Sony’s 1-inch IMX989 solution, which can be found in a wide variety of high-end smartphones.
The cameras are high end
There have been rumblings that Samsung’s 50MP sensor could end up being too pricey for the company to include into its own products, suggesting that third-party manufacturers are more likely to use the technology.
On the other hand, the 440MP HU1 sensor might not be designed with smartphones in mind. The automotive and industrial sectors may be particularly well-suited to reap the benefits of this technology.
After the 320MP camera’s development period is complete, it could find a natural home in Samsung’s Galaxy S series. The source, however, speculates that the Galaxy S26 Ultra (which won’t be released until 2026) could be where this feature first appears.
HP7 sensor was marketed as an optional accessory
As a last point, the 200MP HP7 sensor was marketed as an optional accessory for the Galaxy S25 Ultra. When compared to the current 200MP HP2 sensor found in the Galaxy S23 Ultra, it has slightly bigger pixels and a modest improvement in image quality.
Similar to the 1-inch sensor, however, the high cost of producing this type may prevent Samsung from including it in its own smartphone lineup.
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