Samsung is developing 1-inch image sensor of its own

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Samsung is making big progress in the smartphone industry, especially with cameras. After showing off its first 200MP camera sensor last year, the tech giant is getting ready to introduce four more new camera sensors that offer a range of high-resolution choices: a 50MP GN6 (1-inch type), a 200MP HP7, an unnamed 320MP, and a 440MP HU1 sensors. Let’s take a closer look at what these sensors bring to the table!

Future Samsung ISOCELL Image Sensors Rumors:

Leaked information from Revegnus on X has shown what Samsung is planning for its camera sensors that change the way how we perceive images. However, only time will tell whether these sensors will bring enhancements to photography and beyond.

50MP Camera Sensor

Among these sensors, the ISOCELL 50MP GN6 is quite interesting. It’s a 1-inch camera with larger 1.6µm pixels. If this turns out to be true, this 50MP GN6 could become Samsung’s largest and initial 1-inch camera sensor, giving competition to Sony’s IMX989 sensor that debuted on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. However, it might be too costly to develop for just Galaxy devices, so Samsung might license it to other brands as well

440MP Camera Sensor

Before, the company had planned to make a 600MP camera sensor to surpass 576MP that a human eye can perceive by 2025. So, the rumored 440MP sensor might be a step toward that plan. However, this time, it’s uncertain whether this sensor is meant for phones or for cars with driving assistance features, as Samsung’s camera sensors serve both mobile devices and advanced cars with driving aids.

320MP Camera Sensor

The 320MP camera might work for the Galaxy S series in the future, but it’s not happening soon. A source says it might appear in the Galaxy S26 Ultra at the earliest.

200MP Camera Sensor

The ISOCELL 200MP HP7 sensor, rumored to have individual pixels sized at 0.6µm, was originally intended to be part of the Galaxy S25 Ultra. It is rumored to have slightly larger pixels and a bit better image quality compared to the existing 200MP HP2 sensor found in the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Unfortunately, similar to the 1-inch sensor, manufacturing costs have proven too difficult for Samsung to include in their own smartphones.


Despite Samsung’s development, rumors suggest that these sensors might not find utilization in Samsung’s own devices. Instead, they could be intended for external manufacturers and potentially other industries. Samsung is preparing for widespread production of four new camera sensors by the latter part of 2024.

Meanwhile, check out our review of Samsung Galaxy S23 & S23+.