Samsung announces new 64MP and 48MP smartphone sensors

The Samsung GW1 64MP camera sensor


Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-μm image sensors for use in upcoming smartphones. Many of them rely on Sony's IMX586. No wonder Samsung describes it as the "industry's highest resolution" sensor for mobile cameras. Since the pixel size is similar, the new 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor will be physically bigger in size and will be able to capture more light. Samsung has also announced that now, the 0.8?m is the smallest pixel size available in the market.

Samsung has unveiled a new 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor today which is great news for the Galaxy Note 10. However, with the advent of effective 4-in-1 pixel binning, cameras can deliver high resolution photos in daylight, and pixel binned lower resolution photos in low light that benefit from better noise reduction, dynamic range, and per-pixel detail.

The GW1 features Tetracell technology, which merges four pixels into one for achieving high-quality photos across all lighting conditions. The GW1 will also support real-time HDR up to 100 dB, compared to the more typical 60-80 dB range of contemporary smartphone shooters. Their arrival marked the expansion of Samsung's family of 0.8μm image sensors which the company claimed as the smallest pixel size in the market so far. Samsung states that with Tetracell, the GW1 can produce bright 16MP images in low light environments and "highly detailed" 64MP photos in brighter settings. Samsung has also packed other tech into GW1 including Dual Conversion Gain (DGC), Super PD auto-focus technology, and the support for full HD 480fps slow-mo video recording.

The ISOCELL GM2 which is another newly launched sensor from Samsung is a 48MP one, and this one also comes with Tetracall technology. The GM2 also makes use of DCG for better performance and Super PD for fast autofocus just like the GW1. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.

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