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Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP HP2 sensor outshines Samsung’s own previous 200MP HP1 sensor

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The upcoming Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the first Samsung device to feature a 200MP image sensor- Samsung’s ISOCELL HP2. However, there do exist devices that have a 200MP image sensor in them, for example- Xiaomi 12T Pro and Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. Both of these devices feature Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 image sensor. So, let’s find out how Galaxy S23 Ultra’s HP2 sensor is different from the HP1.

Informatively, the ISOCELL HP1 sensor of Samsung was introduced back in September 2022, and the ISOCELL HP2 was introduced recently. Both of them are 200MP image sensors, have better pixel binning technology, and are developed by Samsung itself. Despite having similarities, the S23 Ultra’s HP2 sensor is still better in quality and ability than the previous HP1 sensor; the reasons are provided below.

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Let us tell you that both of them are capable of better low-lit photography, but the HP2 will surely win the battle if the two compete. Because the HP1 sensor has the ability to transform into a 12.5MP image sensor with 2.56μm pixels by merging 16 adjacent pixels, but the HP2 sensor has two options to transform- a 12.5MP sensor with 2.56μm pixels and a 50MP image sensor with 1.2μm pixels.

Notably, the newly formed pixels are capable of more light absorption and sensitivity, which helps to take clearer and brighter photos even in low-lit and indoor environments. As HP2 indulges more developed technology, it will perform better in that field. Other than this, the HP2 also got Samsung’s new Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG) technology, which will reduce the washed-out images captured in the brighter area.

As per the above-mentioned information, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s ISOCELL HP2 image sensor can withstand the low-lit and brighter environments and still can provide better results; it will undoubtedly surpass the previous 200MP HP1 sensor. For those who are unaware, the HP2 sensor is also capable of capturing 8K 30fps and 4K 60fps videos.


Harsh is a seasoned technology enthusiast with a deep passion for Android. Since its announcement in 2007, he has closely followed the evolution of this operating system, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its features and capabilities. His background in Android, IT, and Journalism has equipped him with the skills to analyze and present complex technological concepts in a clear and engaging manner. As the Editor-in-Chief at Samlover.com, Harsh is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experiences about Android, services, and applications with the world.

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Samsung Wallet and VISA Offer a Chance to Win a Trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics

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Samsung is collaborating with VISA, resulting in an interesting prize competition by making some payments using a VISA card associated with Samsung Pay. 

Olympics enthusiasts, you are getting a golden chance to win a trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics through a Samsung Wallet and VISA contest. This contest is offered by Samsung and VISA. Fortunately, if you win the contest, then you will get a trip prize to experience the 2024 Paris Olympics live, potentially including travel and tickets.

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Interested parties can try to win a trip to Paris to experience the 2024 Olympic Games live. Transparently, Samsung is a global partner of the Olympics, and the prize competition suggested these days concerns the Games scheduled for July 26, 2024, in Paris. The initiative “You can win the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, thanks to VISA” is available until 11:59 p.m. on June 2, 2024.

To participate in the draw for a trip to attend the Paris 2024 Olympics, you need to  have at least one VISA card linked to both Samsung Wallet and Samsung Pay to accept the terms and conditions and go through the privacy policy. 

To take part in the draw, it is necessary to carry out at least five transactions with Samsung Pay and the associated VISA card between May 20 and June 2, 2024. The four winners will be chosen on June 5, 2024, and will be contacted through email at the address provided. The prize packages will include: transfers from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Novotel Les Halles hotel and vice versa; accommodation in a double room for two nights along with breakfast; 2 Paris tourist passes; 2 cards for Paris visitors to use public transport; a VISA concierge in the hotel; and staff for any medical support and security; however, they differ in the races you can attend, the departure airport, and the dates. 

  • 2 prize packages This package includes two tickets to attend a BMX freestyle cycling competition and a beach volleyball competition that will be held during the Olympics, as well as two return flight tickets from Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome (Fiumicino) to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The duration will be July 29–31, 2024. 
  • 2 B prize packages: This package includes 2 tickets to attend a beach volleyball competition and an artistic gymnastics competition, which will be held during the Olympics, and 2 return flight tickets from the A. Vespucci airport in Florence to the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The duration will be July 27–29, 2024. 

The overall prize money, as accused by Samsung, is 38,916.76 euros. 

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Samsung to Rely on Chinese Manufacturing for Smartphones

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Samsung is now looking forward to outsourcing smartphone design and production to Chinese companies. The giant has allocated the design and production of some cheap phones to the original device manufacturers (ODM) since 2019. 

If the new report is to be believed, the Korean giant will increase the production of smartphones by Chinese ODMs, or joint device manufacturers (JDMs), from 44 million units last year to 67 million units by the end of this year. This hinted that outsourced smartphones will account for 25% of Samsung’s reported production goal of 270 million units in 2024. 

The report hinted at the increased reliance on Chinese brands for outsourcing production and the fact that 28 million units were being outsourced to factories in Vietnam. The brand first outsourced the production of some smartphones back in 2019, reportedly making an offer to cut costs and lower prices. The Korean brand relies on this production strategy for its budget-able smartphones rather than flagship smartphones, though. 

However, in a way, this is not incontrovertibly a minus, as the company could use this outsourcing strategy to offer more competitively priced budget phones. But this does raise the possibility of Samsung’s budget being lower-quality offerings, as ODM partners could supposedly cut corners to make a profit.

The reports revealed that the Samsung Galaxy A03 is an outsourced phone, and the expectation regarding it was that it would deliver good battery life and various notable quality-of-life improvements. Somewhere, the device gets criticized for its cheap construction and laggy performance. Notably, Samsung was the only Android brand on the list of the top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2022 and 2023.

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Samsung Display Begins OLED Mass Production for 2026 iPad Mini and iPad Air

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Samsung Display is now ramping up production of its OLED display for tablets. After supplying OLED panels for the iPad Pro this year, they are reportedly working on ones for the iPad mini. 

report from Korea claims that the Korean giant began its production of samples for the new iPad mini last month, and Apple has used LCD panels in the existing iPad series but began applying OL ED to products released this year. Among the four iPad models, including Pro, Air, Regular, and Mini, at the moment only the Pro models arrive with OLED displays. 

Apple decided to apply OLED to the iPad Mini and Air models, which are supposed to be introduced in 2026. On the other side, Samsung Display began developing 8-inch panel samples for the iPad mini last month. A small number of domestic partners conducting advanced development with Samsung Display have also begun responding in this regard. 

Samsung Display is known to have planned to mass-produce the new iPad mini’s OLED panels on their Cheonan A2 production line. This line specializes in making rigid OLED panels, and they may be dedicated to looking into tablet-size panels as compared to smartphone displays. The panel has been mass-produced through the collaboration of Samsung Display and LG since the first quarter of the year. 

An industry insider revealed, “I understand that Samsung Display began developing samples for the OLED iPad Mini last month at Apple’s request. After developing initial samples in the first half of this year, we will be able to enter the development stage for mass production within the year.”. 

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