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Samsung launches 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera with Tetra2pixel technology

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Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera

After months of rumors and three different 200MP image sensors, Samsung has officially introduced the new 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera with improved pixel technology. This new ISOCELL image sensor brings full-well capacity for stunning mobile images, and almost confirmed to debut with Galaxy S23 Ultra.

According to the press release, the new Samsung ISOCELL HP2 camera uses 200MP 0.6-micrometer (μm) pixels in a 1/1.3” optical format. Even with such massive pixel resolution, the sensor has a slim form factor so the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s camera bump may not expand thickness.

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Samsung Tetra2pixel

The 200MP ISOCELL camera packs Samsung’s Tetra2pixel (advanced pixel-binning technology) which adds more versatility by simulating different pixel sizes to accommodate varying lighting levels.

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This advanced image sensor transforms either into a 1.2μm 50MP or 2.4μm 12.5MP in low light conditions by binding four to 16 neighboring pixels. It will bring further advancements to Samsung’s nightography feature.

For 8K video, the image sensor switches to 1.2μm 50MP mode to minimize cropping and capture more of the scene. 8K video recording at 30 fps with bigger pixel size can produce sharp cinematic videos.

Samsung 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera

“The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 harnesses Samsung’s high-resolution image sensor technologies and know-how at the cutting edge for epic details,” said Executive Vice President of Sensor Business Team at Samsung Electronics.

D-VTG (Dual Vertical Transfer Gate) technology

Samsung’s Dual Vertical Transfer Gate method can reduce overexposure and enhance color reproduction with more electrons stored and efficient signal transfers so washed-out pictures from brightly lit environments can be reduced.

In a photodiode within each pixel, a voltage transfer gate is placed on the bottom to transport electrons from the pixels to the logic layer. With high precision, D-VTG adds a second transfer gate in the pixel, boosting the pixel’s full-well capacity by more than 33 percent.

Super QPD

ISOCELL HP2 camera takes the auto-focusing feature to the next level, thanks to Samsung’s Super QPD technology. It allows the sensor to use all its 200-million pixels for focusing agents for faster and more accurate auto-focusing.

DSG feature in 50MP

For the first time in 50MP mode, the company introduced the DSG feature, which applies two separate conversion values to the analog signal received at the pixel level. Moreover, the Smart-ISO Pro allows the camera to take 12.5MP images and 4K at 60fps video in HDR.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Circle to Search to get handy new features for Samsung, Google phones

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Circle to Search in-line translation support

Circle to Search is an epic way to search developed by Google and Samsung! Both companies deployed this feature on their recent flagship smartphones. Google is also working to bring new features to Circle to Search that users will find worth having.

Google apparently working on new features like options for capturing parts of the screen and sharing them with other people for Circle to Search. New buttons allowing you to Copy image and Share image will be added with a future update to the functionality.

It will significantly improve the user experience as it will bring peace of mind to sharing part of the screenshot. Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy users will no longer be required to capture the entire screen and then cropping and hiding parts before sharing.

Well, the changes are in development and it’s up to Google engineers to deploy the feature or not. However, the development phase is running, indicating a potential arrival. It might be introduced with the next Pixel Feature Drop in June 2024.

Google Pixel 6a, 7a, Pixel 6/6 Pro, Pixel 7, 7 Pro, Pixel 8/8 Pro, Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet support Circle to Search. Debuted with Galaxy S24 series, Samsung’s S23 series, S23 FE, Z Flip 5, and Z Fold 5, as well as the Tab S9 series have also got it with One UI 6.1 update.

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Weekly Wrap: Samsung One UI 7 feature, One UI 6.1 issues, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Watch 7, and more

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Samsung Weekly Wrap One UI 7

Hello and welcome to our weekly Samsung Wrap! We’re keeping it simple and interesting as we chat about the sleek Galaxy Z Flip 6, One UI 7 feature, Galaxy Watch 7, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy.

Samsung Weekly Wrap – APRIL 2024

Galaxy Z Flip 6

The anticipated Galaxy Z Flip 6 is rumored to elevate the foldable phone experience with a cover screen that could feature a 90Hz variable refresh rate. Moreover, the US variant is expected to be powered by the robust Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, a shift from the speculated Exynos chipset inclusion.

One UI 7 Feature

Samsung’s software innovation doesn’t lag behind as the Vertical App Drawer feature is currently in the works for the next-gen One UI 7, based on Android 15. This feature, part of the Samsung Home Up Good Lock module, is anticipated to offer a more streamlined and user-friendly interface.

One UI 6.1 Issue

In response to the Quick Panel issue of the One UI 6.1 update, Samsung has acknowledged the inconvenience faced by users. The tech giant is committed to fixing this in the upcoming update, ensuring a hassle-free user experience.

Galaxy Watch 7

The Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to make a significant leap with the introduction of the Exynos W1000 chipset, Samsung’s pioneering 3nm processor. This advancement promises to enhance the smartwatch’s performance and efficiency, setting a new benchmark in wearable technology.

Samsung 23 Patents

Samsung has acquired 23 magnetic record-related patents from Seagate. This move could potentially augment Samsung’s MRAM-based in-memory computing technology or mark the end of a longstanding business relationship.

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Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 are official smartphones for FFWS Brazil 2024

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Samsung Galaxy A55 A35 Brazil Garena Free Fire

Samsung is sponsoring FFWS Brazil 2024 and announced the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35 as official smartphones. Samsung and Free Fire maker Garena will celebrate the partnership with in-game skins, with both official phones will be featured during the tournament broadcasts.

FFWS Brazil is the premier Free Fire championship that is divided into two states and features 18 Brazilian teams. Meanwhile, the Free Fire World Series Final Global 2024, which is the grand final of the world championship, will take place in November.

Samsung’s Galaxy A55 and A35 deliver the core Galaxy experience to a wider audience. The phones feature 6.6-inch sAMOLED displays, offering stunning HD clarity. New Exynos chips with enhanced GPU and NPU, as well as vapor chamber cooling, make it easy to enjoy your favorite games.

Apart from this, the South Korean tech giant announced the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the official smartphone of FFWS BR 2024 for its advanced gaming experience, offering the ideal specifications to enjoy the latest releases in the best possible way.

Garena Free Fire

  • It is a mobile game that brings together up to 50 players to compete in a match against each other. The last one standing wins, the Booyah!
  • Safe Zone gradually shrinks during the match, forcing players to constantly move around to confront each other in increasingly smaller spaces.
  • The dynamism of each match increases the intensity and excitement of the battles until only one winner remains.

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