Redefined details
with over 100 million pixels
Samsung Bright HMX is a one-of-a-kind ultra-high 108Mp mobile image sensor with
advanced pixel technologies like ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO to produce sharp images with high color fidelity.

108 Million Pixels

Capture extremely detailed images
ISOCELL Bright HMX packs in 108 million pixels to capture and produce well-defined image with the finest detail. With 108 million individual pixels making up a single image, a photo can stay sharp even when zoomed in or cropped. To incorporate such large number of pixels, the ISOCELL HMX utilizes small 0.8um-sized pixels and is the first mobile image sensor to adopt a large 1/1.33-inch size, which absorbs more light in low-lit settings than smaller sensors, making it a highly ideal solution for those looking to take professional grade photography.
ISOCELL Bright HMX, 108MP resolution image sensor.


Remarkable color accuracy and balance
To capture and produce color correctly, it’s very important for each tiny 0.8um-sized pixel absorbs enough light information without being contaminated by the neighboring pixels. For accurate color reproduction, the ISOCELL HMX pixels are built with Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology, an advanced pixel isolation technology that minimizes optical loss and cross-talk by placing a barrier around each pixel.
An illustrative image of ISOCELL Plus optimized pixel architecture with metal grids are formed over the photodiodes to reduce interference between the pixels, which can also lead to some optical loss as metals tend to reflect and/or absorb the incoming light.


Optimal dynamic range with less noise
When the light information is acquired by the pixels, it goes through a fixed amount of analog gain, or a signal amplifier, then converted into a digital signal via ADC (analog digital convertor). While the gain helps to improve picture quality, especially in low lighted environment, a fixed single native ISO has its limits. The ISOCELL HMX comes with two native ISOs, instead of one, a low and a high ISO allowing more flexibility in amount of gain applied. The Smart-ISO technology intelligently selects the level of amplifier gains according to the illumination of the environment for optimal light-to-electric signal conversion giving camera more versatility in various light environments.
  • An illustrative image of Smart-ISO technology with two native ISOs, including low and a high ISO.

Tetracell Technology

Big-pixel like performance in low light
Pictures taken at nighttime sightseeing or in-doors tend to come out blurry or shaky due to limited light available. To enhance low light photography, the ISOCELL HMX transforms the 0.8um pixels into 1.6um pixels with Tetracell technology which merges neighboring four pixels to work as one. While the merging reduces the resolution down to 27Mp from 108Mp, transformed 1.6um pixels increases light sensitivity of the sensor allowing better results in low light environment.
An illustrative image of Tetracell technology. It improves light sensitivity in low-light conditions by merging four neighboring pixels to work as one big pixel.

Super-PD Auto Focus

Sharper image with fast auto focus
Fast auto-focus not only helps to take sharp and clear photographs, it also allows the camera to take the pictures faster before the precious moment passes by. The ISOCELL HMX adopts Super-PD auto focus, an advanced phase detecting auto focus solution, to offer a precise and faster focusing on still or fast moving objects even in low light settings.
An illustrative image of a smartphone frame against digital waves.
  • Effective Resolution

    12032x9024 (108M)
  • Pixel Size

  • Optical Format

  • Pixel Type

    ISOCELL Plus
  • Color filter

    2x2 TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern
  • Normal Frame Rate

    Up to 10fps @full
  • Video Frame Rate

    Up to 148fps @1080p
  • Shutter Type

    Electronic Rolling Shutter
    and Global Reset
  • ADC Accuracy

  • Supply voltage

    2.8V for Analog, 1.8V or 2.8V for I/O,
    and 1.05V for digital core supply
  • Operating Temperature

    -20℃ to +70℃
  • Interface

    MIPI 4 Lane RAW
  • Chroma

  • Auto Focus

  • WDR

  • Output Formats

  • Analog gain


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