Today, Samsung has officially launched the 200MP ISOCELL HP3 image sensor with the industry’s smallest 0.56-micrometer (μm)-pixels. With a 12 percent smaller pixel size than the predecessor’s 0.64μm the ISOCELL HP3 packs 200 million pixels in a 1/1.4” optical format.
Samsung says the ISOCELL HP3 brings a Super QPD auto-focusing solution, meaning that all of the sensor’s pixels are equipped with auto-focusing capabilities. Besides, Super QPD uses a single lens over four-adjacent pixels to detect the phase differences in both horizontal and vertical directions.
The ISOCELL HP3 also lets users capture videos in 8K at 30 frames-per-second (fps) or 4K at 120fps, with minimal loss in the field of view when taking 8K videos. Also, users can take movie-like cinematic footage with their mobile devices as it’s combined with the Super QPD solution.
The Tetra2pixel technology combines four pixels into one to transform the 0.56μm 200MP sensor into a 1.12μm 50MP sensor, or a 12.5MP sensor with 2.24μm-pixels by combining 16 pixels into one to provide an ultimate low-light experience.
In order to maximize the dynamic range of the mobile image sensor, the ISOCELL HP3 adopts an improved Smart-ISO Pro feature. It merges image information made from the two conversion gains of Low and High ISO mode to create HDR images.
Moreover, the upgraded version of the technology brings a triple ISO mode — Low, Mid and High — that further widens the sensor’s dynamic range. And, the improved Smart-ISO Pro enables the sensor to express images in over 4 trillion colors (14-bit color depth), 64 times more colors than the predecessor’s 68 billion (12-bit).
Samples of the Samsung ISOCELL HP3 are currently available, and mass production is set to begin this year.
Google Android 13 Beta 3.3: What’s new
Today, Google rolled out a new incremental update, Android 13 Beta 3.3 to eligible Pixel smartphone users that had joined the Developer Preview or Beta program. By version number, it seems just a minor patch update, while it contains fixes for a lot of issues in the software system.
According to Google, Android 13 Beta 3.3 fixes various issues related to Pixel launcher, system UI, WiFi network, signal strength, slow performance and cold starts for apps, a kernel panic in certain cases, slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance.
This is the third minor patch update that arrived on top of the 3rd Beta build, which suggests, that Google wants not to expand the Beta program to any more major firmware (Beta 4). Well, we’ve also started hearing about Samsung’s Android 13 Beta activity which will bring the new One UI version 5.0.
You can check out the Android 13 Beta 3.3 update changelog below.
- Fixed an issue with the Pixel launcher where if the Always show keyboard option was enabled for the app drawer, then when the user closed the app drawer and opened an app folder on the Home screen, the keyboard was erroneously shown as well. (Issue #236584457)
- Fixed an issue where in some cases, such as gesturing to go back, the system UI crashed. (Issue #236558007)
- Fixed an issue where devices couldn’t connect to a WiFi network in some cases even when the network was available and the signal strength was good. (Issue #236617510)
- Fixed an issue where the BluetoothManagerService continued to try and bind to the TbsService even when bluetooth.profile.ccp.server.enabled was false, leading to slow performance and cold starts for apps.
- Fixed an issue where in some cases after a device was plugged in to charge (for example, overnight), the device would become unresponsive until it was rebooted.
- Fixed a kernel issue with lib/list_debug.c that caused a kernel panic in certain cases on some devices.
- Fixed an issue with the Connectivity Thermal Power Manager that caused slow UI rendering, unresponsiveness in apps, and poor battery performance in some cases.
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Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 launched: World’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor
Samsung has now officially launched the Odyssey Neo G8, in South Korea, which is the world’s first curved gaming monitor featuring 4K resolution support and high refresh rate of 240Hz. The Neo G8 (model name: G85NB) has a 32-inch size, 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160), and a 1000R curvature curved design.
The company says Odyssey Neo G8 uses ‘Quantum Mini LED’, which is one quite slimmer than existing LEDs, as a light source, and uses ‘Quantum Matrix’, Samsung’s proprietary image quality control technology, and ‘Quantum HDR 2000’, which supports a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits.
Aside from this, the screen brightness is controlled in 4,096 steps (12 bits) to support a fixed contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, which is the highest ever made, and more detailed and perfect black details are realized through a local dimming zone.
Moreover, Odyssey Neo G8 supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro to reduce tearing when playing high-end games because of communication problems between PC and monitor. It has two HDMI 2.1 slots, DisplayPort 1.4 and CoreSync, which automatically recognizes the color of the screen and matches the rear lighting and color.
Also, Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor comes with a number of convenient gaming-related features, such as ‘Auto Source Switch+’, which automatically recognizes when the device is running and switches to the screen of the device for an immersive gaming experience.
Here’s what Samsung said –
“The world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor Odyssey Neo G8, introduced this time, is an innovative product that provides a differentiated gaming experience with the core performance and features that customers expect,. We will lead the premium gaming monitor market by strengthening the Odyssey Neo lineup.”
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Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 update enhances performance
Samsung One UI Home is a system launcher for Galaxy devices, which unlocks amazing new features. It is installed by default on any Samsung device that runs any version of One UI. At the moment, the company has started pushing a new update for One UI Home with version 13.1.07.3.
Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 update
The latest update of the Samsung One UI Home comes with an installation package size of 14.18 MB. Users can install the update via their personal data as the update size is too small. This update compatibility is only for Galaxy devices running Android 12-based One UI 4.1/ One UI 4.0 or below.
According to the information, the most recent update brings general fixes for Galaxy devices. Aside from minor bug fixes, this package includes improvements to various optimization functions for a better user experience.
It is an initial rollout, so may take some time/days to reach all the eligible Galaxy devices. Still, you can get it now through our dedicated app file directory. Once downloaded, you will have to install it manually by allowing the system software to allow apps from third-party sources, however, we do not recommend this.
- Get Samsung One UI Home 13.1.07.3 Update – APKMirror
Previously, Samsung rolled out a new OTA update to the Samsung System Launcher 13.1.05.21 update, which improves the overall user experience alongside bringing fixes for some common issues,