Samsung is working on four high-end sensors – 50MP GN6, 200MP HP7, an unknown 320MP sensor, and a 440MP HU1 one, according to tech leakster Revegnus on X. Reports claim that hardly any of these sensors will be found in Galaxy S smartphones, but are intended for other manufacturers and possibly other industries.
In terms of the 50-megapixel GN6 sensor, it’s arguably the most exciting, since it will be a 1-inch snapper with 1.6 million pixels, likely competing with Sony’s 1-inch IMX989 camera. It is rumored that Samsung’s 50MP sensor will likely be adopted by other manufacturers instead since it’s too expensive for Samsung’s own products.
However, the 440MP HU1 sensor might not be designed for smartphones. Industrial or automotive applications could benefit more from it.
The tipster suggests that the 320MP camera will be inside the Galaxy S26 Ultra as soon as development is complete. However, don’t hold your breath.
Additionally, the 200MP HP7 sensor was originally intended to complement the Galaxy S25 Ultra as it has slightly bigger pixels and slightly better image quality than the existing 200MP HP2 sensor inside the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung, however, does not consider this sensor for use in its own smartphones since it is too expensive to manufacture.