Samsung became the first company to launch a smartphone camera with a resolution of up to 200MP last year. Currently, it seems that the company will return to presenting a smartphone camera with a much higher resolution.
Launching from GSMArena (27/7), Samsung is currently reported to have filed a new trademark that provides clues about their camera sensors in the future. The brand called ‘Hexa2Pixel' is registered as an image sensor for photographic devices.
The news about this trademark was first seen on the GalaxyClub portal, which was later retweeted by Ice Universe. This leaker mentions, the ‘Hexa2Pixel' trademark for the upcoming camera sensor is predicted to reach a resolution of up to 450MP.
Samsung usually marks the pixel binning process with certain terms. For example, on the HP1 and HP3 200MP ISOCELL camera sensors, both use 16-in-1 binning branded ‘Tetra2Pixel RGB Bayer Pattern'. Thus, if the ‘Hexa2Pixel' trademark is used, it appears to refer to the 36-in-1 pixel binning process.
Ice Universe implies that this sensor will binning 36-in-1 pixels, meaning the binning process will combine pixels in a 6×6 matrix. This process will go well above the existing Tetracell (2×2) and Nonapixel (3×3) settings.
Previously, Samsung has released CMOS technology which is claimed to be capable of producing 12MP. If the target is the CMOS technology, then the ‘Hexa2Pixel' sensor will have a resolution of 432MP or 450MP.
The binning process on the 450MP camera sensor is said to allow the sensor to have a smaller size. Notebook Check says the post-binning pixel size will match or even exceed the 1-inch IMX989 size on the new Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
A few years ago Samsung was rumored to be working on a camera sensor with a resolution of up to 600MP. So, the ‘Hexa2Pixel' sensor seems to be a cue to represent Samsung's future camera sensor technology.