Samsung Develops 450MP Image Sensor “Hexa² Pixel”?


Samsung may be developing a 450MP image sensor, the Hexa² Pixel, Notebookcheck reported.

Is it binning 16 pixels into one?

Samsung’s newly registered trademark “Hexa² Pixel” seems to be likely to belong to a 450MP image sensor.
The company has announced ISOCELL HP1 and ISOCELL HP3, which are 200-megapixel image sensors.
Notebookcheck points out that Samsung has added a name to pixel binning, and that the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s ISOCELL HM3 uses a “Nonapixel RGB Bayer Pattern” that combines pixels in 3×3.
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According to the media, “Nona” means “Nine”, and by binning 9 pixels into one, the 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM3 outputs a 12-megapixel image. I am.
Similarly, the 200-megapixel image sensors ISOCELL HP1 and HP3 are binning 16 pixels into one under the name “Tetra² pixel RGB Bayer Pattern”.

Estimate the number of pixels of the new image sensor from the naming record

For this reason, Notebookcheck speculates that the Hexa² Pixel trademark indicates binning 36 pixels into one.
Assuming that the output image is 12 million pixels or 12.5 million pixels, the number of pixels of the image sensor using the “Hexa² Pixel” trademark may be 432 million pixels or 450 million pixels. The media is expecting.

Source: Notebookcheck, Binning / Leica

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