Samsung Galaxy S24 series is all set to arrive on January 17. The top-of-the-line S24 Ultra will see an ISOCELL HP2SX 200MP image sensor, an upgrade over the HP2 200MP sensor used on the S23 Ultra. Turns out that next year’s Galaxy S25 series will see a 1-inch 200MP ISOCELL image sensor in 2025. Along with that, the upcoming Galaxy S25 series will see a shift from Samsung’s ISOCELL to Sony LYT/IMX series of image sensors.
Samsung Galaxy S25 Ultra to get 1-inch 200MP ISOCELL Sensor
According to the tipster Revegnus on X (formerly Twitter), the 2025 Samsung Galaxy S25 Ultra will see a 200MP ISOCELL image sensor. It will be a 1-inch sensor with 0.8-micron pixels, in-sensor crop zoom, and dual-pixel autofocus. The update comes right after the tipster reported Galaxy S25 and S25+ to see a shift from ISOCELL to Sony.
Upcoming Galaxy S24 and S24+ use ISOCELL GN3 sensors but seems like the South Korean giant is expected to move its 50MP main cameras onboard S25 and S25+ from Samsung’s in-house ISOCELL snappers to Sony line of 50MP sensors. It could be either by IMX890 or LYT-700 sensors. Although this won’t bring colossal changes to the image quality, Sony has been at the forefront in camera hardware and has packed LYT series of camera sensors with serious hardware upgrades.
Do note that we are talking about a series that is more than a year away. Galaxy S24 series, on the other hand, is right around the corner and is expected to launch on January 17th with pre-orders commencing soon after. It will use a combination of Exynos 2400 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoCs depending upon the model you choose and the country.
The next-gen Galaxy S25 series is slated to use Exynos 2500 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC along with other upgrades.