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For the foreseeable future, Samsung might continue using a 200MP camera sensor

Nowadays most smartphone manufacturers are adopting the 1-inch camera sensor for their flagship devices. Alongside the 1-inch camera sensors, the smartphone manufacturers package the 50MP resolution feature with their high-end smartphones. However, Samsung is one company that is moving against this recent trend. It is utilizing a 200MP camera sensor that is quite smaller than the 1-inch sensor used in contending smartphones. It appears that the company will stick with these 200MP sensors for the next few years.

Some recent reports suggested that the Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a 200MP camera sensor. Now, a new rumor suggests that the company could continue using the 200MP camera sensor with the Galaxy S25 Ultra and the Galaxy S26 Ultra. However, these two devices could utilize the improved 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor. It could come with advancements in light capture and a 17nm fabrication. On the other hand, the Galaxy S27 Ultra could feature a bigger, 1/1.12-inch ISOCELL camera sensor.

Apple may adopt a 1-inch camera sensor before Samsung

Well, there are no official details about the Galaxy S27 Ultra’s camera sensor. There is speculation that it could utilize the 1/1.12-inch ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor that was introduced two years ago. It is already used in the Xiaomi 11 Ultra. In another case, it could be an improved version of the ISOCELL GN2. However, all the information mentioned in this short piece should be taken with a pinch of salt. Since there is always a possibility for things to change.

According to the information about the Galaxy S27 Ultra’s camera specifications, it will take Samsung three years to reach a 1-inch camera sensor size. It’s also possible that Apple may adopt a 1-inch sensor before Samsung. A 50MP 1-inch sensor strikes a great balance between pixel size and resolution. It has the potential to provide enough resolution for photos and 8K video recording while yet maintaining pixels that are big enough to catch a lot of light without the use of pixel binning.