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Samsung reveals it's new 108MP ISOCELL HM3 camera sensor

Samsung has unveiled its new camera sensor which is known as the ISOCELL HM3. This announcement came after the long-awaited rumour of 200MP sensor.

The ISOCELL HM3 is the company's newly designed 108MP mobile image sensor, which will produce better image quality using advanced sensor technologies. Samsung contends that it will deliver sharper and more vivid images, as well as a faster auto-focus and extended dynamic range. But because Samsung reverted to the use of 0.8μm-sized pixels, the ISOCELL HM3 sensor is larger than its predecessor (1/1.33-inch vs 1/1.52-inch).

When it comes to the specs standpoint, the HM3 utilizes new AF-optimised micro-lenses added to the phase-detection focusing agents to enhance the autofocusing speed by 50%. It also has Smart ISO Pro to build images with 12-bit colour depth and helps decrease noise. Allegedly, it even has a low-noise mode that will boost light sensitivity by 50%. In addition to that, the HM3 is expected to lessen energy usage by 6.5%.

The Super PD Plus feature adds micro-lenses to the Phase Detection elements used by the sensor for autofocus.

For video, the ISOCELL HM3 can capture 8K footage at 30 fps, 4K at 120 fps and 1080p at 240 fps. Note that the S21 Ultra is limited to 24 fps at 8K resolution. On the plus side, you can use an S Pen when editing videos for more precise manipulations of the timeline with frame-level accuracy.

It is yet to confirm that the new 108MP sensor installed in the new Galaxy S21 Ultra, but Samsung announced that the new sensors have passed into mass production. This means that it will at least be made accessible in other Samsung devices later this year.

Let us know what you think about this latest camera sensors from Samsung.

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