Samsung details the ISOCELL HM3 - the 108 MP sensor used in the Galaxy S21 Ultra

15 January 2021
The sensor can output 12-bit HDR, has a low-noise mode, which boosts sensitivity in low light, and an improved autofocus system.

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  • Anonymous

Aierlan, 16 Jan 2021Definitely weaker than Hm1. It's basically the same ap... moreBuddy Samsung themselves said it is successor to HM1.

Android-Authority, 16 Jan 2021Well technically it's on a phone under 300$. That m... moretrue, im just adding extra just in case somebody would like to add some tax and tarriff, haha.

  • rafaelinux

Would definitely want to know if the high iso + low iso for HDR processing is done for video too. Pretty sure it isn't.

AnonD-923722, 16 Jan 2021See the technick camera comparison. The HM2 always outperfo... moreHe didn't even include an imx682 sensor in his comparison. Watched loads of videos and most show the opposite

Android--Master, 15 Jan 2021I've seen Redmi Note 9 pro 5g/Mi 10i click great image... moreIn my opinion, Xiaomi easily wins the Smartphone manufacturer of the Year 2020.
Samsung gets 2nd place.

GSM Boy, 16 Jan 2021and just imagine using this new same sensor after 4 months ... moreWell technically it's on a phone under 300$.

That main sensor is good enough for the next 5 years.
Flagship quality images in every condition. With gcam, it becomes even better in low light.

IPhone image quality won't hold up for the next 5 years as the sensor is too small barring the Pro Max Model. The image quality cannot get any better than what it is right now.
Meanwhile, the HM2 image quality will only get better with time.

Android-Authority, 16 Jan 2021HM2 is not a watered down version of HM1. It's not ... moreDefinitely weaker than Hm1. It's basically the same apart from being a smaller sensor and also has smaller Pixel size

Aierlan, 16 Jan 2021Hm2 was just a watered down smaller version of the HM1 for ... moreHM2 is not a watered down version of HM1.

It's not meant for mid range devices either.
It is a flagship sensor in every way only limited by the weaker 750G ISP inside the Xiaomi.

  • AnonD-923722

Dazed1, 15 Jan 2021Did you even read the article???? "Smart ISO Pro is... moreIt doesn't matter. They can't even do the HDR in the video. And the shutter speed and shutter lag even at 12 MP binned mode is far worse than the 12 MP Iphones.

  • AnonD-923722

Aierlan, 16 Jan 2021Hm2 was just a watered down smaller version of the HM1 for ... moreSee the technick camera comparison. The HM2 always outperforms the IMX 682 even with the smaller pixel size. Be it in indoors or lowlight. And that's without OIS

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Xiaomi is using HM2 for mi11. Not same sensor. No, they are using the hmx in the mi11, not the Hm2

i0S...Never...Again, 15 Jan 2021The HM2 on Mi 10i is a great sensor. It gave such sharp &am... moreHm2 was just a watered down smaller version of the HM1 for more mid tier phones. Personally think it was not as good as the imx686 on other Xiaomi phones like the Redmi k30 5g especially for taking pictures of people in indoor lighting where the pictures were very soft and a little blurry. I returned the Redmi note 9 pro coz of the camera. Maybe it would perform better with a better chip and better image processing though but still will be weaker than the hm1

i0S...Never...Again, 15 Jan 2021The HM2 on Mi 10i is a great sensor. It gave such sharp &am... moreand just imagine using this new same sensor after 4 months on a 399 budget phone, haha.Its understandable why trump wants to stop Xiaomi, it could really take over Apple in just a few years, better stop it right now before Americans know that they are paying over price phones for years.

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Xiaomi is using HM2 for mi11. Not same sensor. I know, duh.... im just saying that after 3 months, Xiaomi will be using THIS new 108 megapixel sensor , im not taking about the Mi 11, hahaha

Samsung is pushing the bar very high, Samsung's 108 Mpx ISOCELL sensors are just going to destroy Sony's sensors and their sales.

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Iphone max uses 1/1.8", while the other two 1/1.7". Wait where did you get that info from? I haven’t found anywhere that shows the 12PM sensor size

  • Dazed1

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021What we need is the ability to take fast shots as animals a... moreDid you even read the article????

"Smart ISO Pro is an HDR technology that captures one high ISO and one low ISO shot simultaneously. As both are captured at the same time, this avoids the ghosting of moving objects that is a problem for sequential HDR"



IMO they should've copied Huawei sensor and made 50MP sensor with 1.22nm pixels size and the sensor would be quad bayer but also bins pixels on software level (or the sensor could be just standard bayer with pixel binning done entirely on software) . This would give much more flexibility you will get
Full high res shot with superb details
Larger pixels in night time with low noise
You could also increase binning from 4-in-1 to 9-in-1 maybe even 16-in-1
It will also allow digital zoom with less detail loss as the phone would be able to capture and process 50MP images faster than 108MP and than merge them into one for higher details, less noise and better sharpness

i0S...Never...Again, 15 Jan 2021The HM2 on Mi 10i is a great sensor. It gave such sharp &am... moreI've seen Redmi Note 9 pro 5g/Mi 10i click great images, even better than the Samsung Note 20 ultra in some cases.

A phone costing Rs.21k matching the image quality of a phone costing Rs.117k and giving better image quality in certain scenarios is simply exceptional.

No wonder people bought Xiaomi phones in great numbers.

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 15 Jan 2021If Samsung do similar oversampling method like what Nokia d... moreDownsample.
Size of 5MP, details of 40MP.
Same trick used by sony with Z series.