200MP Galaxy S23 Ultra camera to sport larger pixels than on Samsung's latest HP3 sensor

We may earn a commission if you make a purchase from the links on this page.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra May Feature An ISOCELL HP2 Sensor
The Great Galaxy S23 Ultra Main Camera Sensor Mystery is getting even more challenging now that we have claim it will sport a sensor Samsung doesn't have in its database - ISOCCELL HP2 - whose specs will differ from the HP1 and HP3 that it had already announced.

The claim comes from Ice Universe whose leaks when it comes to Samsung's plans often materialize. It could also be some guesswork on their part, as we've already heard that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will sport a 200MP main camera sensor, after all, but that it will be different from anything Samsung has announced so far.

Galaxy S23 Ultra camera specs to expect

  • Main camera: 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensor with 0.60 micron pixel size
  • 3x telephoto camera: 10MP, Sensor size: 1/3.52"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
  • 10x periscope zoom camera: 10MP, Sensor size: 1/3.52"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
  • Ultrawide camera: 12MP sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

That's right, the leaking cat avatar is of the opinion that the mysterious Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensor destined for the Galaxy S23 Ultra will have 0.6 micron pixel size. That sits right between the ISOCELL HP1's 0.64 microns and the HP3's 0.56 microns, so it indeed must be a new sensor.

It won't be the first time that Samsung sells an ultra high-res sensor to other phone makers to brag with, like its last 108MP and 200MP products, but keeps their customized version for itself and the Galaxy S Ultra line for its last few generations. 

Xiaomi and Motorola were first with the 108MP and 200MP sensors of Samsung, for instance, yet they only got the first generation, while when the time for a Samsung high-end phone came, the world's largest phone maker released its flagships with an improved version of the same sensors. Something similar may be in play for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, but one thing seems certain - it will, indeed, sport a new high-res sensor like initially rumored.

Reserve your Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, or Galaxy Watch 5 before Samsung's August Unpacked event

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 preorders will likely start immediately after the August 10 Unpacked event and run until Friday, August 26, when Samsung will release its 2022 foldables crop, if history is any indication. You can queue for a spot at the Z Flip 4 preorder reservations and bonuses right now, though:

Save $900 on a new Galaxy Z Fold 4 with trade-in

The cutting-edge Galaxy Z Fold 4 is available at Samsung.com for as low as $1019.99 with eligible trade-in. And this is for the 512GB variant! You can get it for even cheaper if you go with the lower 256GB model, and further cheaper if you buy it locked on certain carriers.
$1019 99
$1919 99

Get Galaxy Z Flip 4 for up to $500 off with trade-in

Samsung is currently offering the former foldable perfection with the Z Flip 4 name at up to $500 off. The deal applies with trade-ins, where you can trade in an eligible phone or tablet.
$399 99
$899 99
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm)

Samsung's new Galaxy Watch 5 is available in 40mm and 44mm size options. You can choose from a bunch of bands, as well as design yours. For a limited time you get $75 of Samsung Credit with your purchase. Get up to $125 of trade-in credit.
$204 99
$279 99

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro

Samsung's new Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is available with a bunch of bands, as well as design yours. A limited-time offer gives you $75 in Samsung Credit with your purchase. Get up to $125 of trade-in credit.
$374 99
$449 99

Recommended Stories

Loading Comments...
FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless