A new 200MP ISOCELL sensor leaks ahead of an alleged debut with ZTE

Samsung might be working on a new ISOCELL image sensor with a 200MP resolution. Although the product has yet to be confirmed, a few industry watchers claim that the sensor has the S5KGND designation, and more importantly, it could debut with the help of a non-Samsung device.

The ZTE Axon 30 Pro might be the world’s first smartphone to adopt Samsung’s upcoming S5KGND 200MP image sensor, suggests a couple of new rumors that emerged through the Chinese social media network Weibo.

The Axon 30 Pro doesn’t have an official release date yet but it’s seemingly getting very close to launch, and even if the sensor will debut along with a ZTE device, it could also be adopted by Samsung’s own mobile division by the end of 2021, presumably for the Galaxy Fold 3 or the upcoming Galaxy Note series.

Samsung S5KGND rumored specs include 18K video recording

Samsung’s mysterious S5KGND image sensor isn’t all that mysterious after all, assuming that the rumors are true, of course. The sensor will reportedly measure 1/1.37″ and have 1.28-micron pixels. It supposedly supports 4-in-1 as well as 16-in-1 pixel binning.

Finally, even though 8K video recording is only now becoming more widespread in the world of flagship phones, Samsung’s next 200MP image sensor will reportedly be capable of 16K video recording. This only begs the question as to whether or not smartphones today have enough storage for such high-resolution files.

Of course, none of these details have been officially confirmed so they’re not guaranteed to happen. Even so, the idea that a new image sensor made by Samsung will debut through a mobile device manufactured by a Chinese OEM is not new so it could very well happen again.

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