Motorola may launch a smartphone with a 200 ‘dot’ camera

Motorola is expected to introduce the world’s first 200-megapixel camera phone in the second quarter of 2022.

Ice Universe, a Twitter account that has posted a lot of accurate information about unreleased mobile devices, said that Samsung’s 200-megapixel sensor will be included first on Motorola phones mid-next year, followed by Xiaomi smartphones. in the second half of 2022 and Samsung in the beginning of 2023.

Samsung announced the 200-megapixel sensor in September with the name Isocell HP1. So far, no product has been equipped with this camera.

Isocell HP1 has a size of 1/1.22 inch, each pixel is 0.64 μm. The sensor supports pixel binning with ChameleonCell technology, which allows 4 or 16 pixels side by side to be merged into one large pixel. When 16 pixels are combined, the system becomes a 12.5-megapixel sensor, with a pixel size of 2.56 μm each. This feature helps the Isocell HP1 to shoot better in low light conditions.

Samsung’s photo sensor supports 8K video recording at 30 frames per second, which can combine 4 pixels into one to record 8K video with a full resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels in low light conditions. The Korean electronics company emphasized that the new sensor can capture moments that the naked eye misses.

Ice Universe did not specifically mention which Motorola smartphones will use the Isocell HP1. As predicted by Phonearena, which is likely the Moto Edge X.

According to some recent rumors, Moto Edge X is predicted to be the best upcoming Motorola smartphone when running Qualcomm’s most powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip, comes with a triple-lens camera cluster and will be released in the first half of next year. If based on the disclosure of Ice Universe, the device could be introduced in the second quarter of 2022.

Xiaomi is also expected to integrate Isocell HP1 into its products. Initially, it was reported that the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series will be the first smartphones with a 200-megapixel sensor. However, some recent reports say the product only uses a 50-megapixel camera.

As for Samsung, the Galaxy S23 launched in early 2023 is expected to be the Korean company’s first phone with a camera with a resolution of 200 megapixels.

Bao Lam


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