While the ISOCELL HP1 was officially the first 200-megapixel sensor for smartphones, the ISOCELL HP3 has brings even smaller pixel size, down from 0.64μm to 0.56 μm. This makes the new sensor a 1/1.4" one, which is 20 percent smaller than the predecessor.
Thanks to 4-to-1 binning, the new sensor gets you 50-megapixel snaps at 1.12μm, or when it goes ultra-dark, 16-to-1 binning at 2.24μm for 12.5-megapixel shots.
Samsung also claims it gets faster auto-focus with Super-QPD auto-focusing technology, as well as the new improved Smart-ISO Pro feature, which should get better HDR performance.
Samsung is now shipping ISOCELL HP3 samples to smartphone makers and expects it to go into mass production later this year.