Galaxy S25 Ultra Could Have 1-Inch ISOCELL Image Sensor, Sony Sensors Coming to Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25 Plus
Galaxy S25 Ultra we don’t expect soon, but it is expected that next year Samsung to equip the Galaxy S24 Ultra with an optimized Samsung ISOCELL HP2SX 200MP image sensor, at least according to information from a reliable leaker Ice Universe.
This year, the 200MP ISOCELL HP2 was used in Galaxy S23 Ultra model. However, according to another “X” leaker, @Tech_Reveanother 200MP ISOCELL image sensor will be located in the Galaxy S25 Ultra model year 2025.
This well-known tipster expects the 200MP ISOCELL image sensor that Samsung is developing for the Galaxy S25 Ultra, its 2025 premium phone, to be 1-inch in size with 0.8µm pixels, dual-pixel autofocus and in-sensor crop zoom.
The Galaxy S25 Ultra will have an all-new camera sensor
While he didn’t reveal the model number of this new sensor, he also posted a tweet saying that the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ “will no longer use the horrible GN3 sensor.” That 50MP sensor is made by Samsung and is used as the primary camera sensor on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+ models.
Both the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ are expected to continue to use the GN3 sensor before the highly regarded Sony image sensors appear on the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25+ models. Both models of the Galaxy S24 series are also expected to have a 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
The Galaxy S24 series is expected to be unveiled on January 17, just over two weeks before the Galaxy S23 line was unveiled earlier this year. Pre-orders are expected to start on the same day, with a speculated release date of January 30, 2024. That would be 18 days earlier than the Galaxy S23 lineup, which went on sale on February 17, 2023.
The earlier launch will allow Samsung to compete with its most competitive phones against the latest iPhone models earlier than usual.