Samsung Announces New 64MP ISOCELL Camera Sensor for Smartphones

Ruben Fields
May 9, 2019

This year, we are seeing high resolution cameras become more and more popular in the smartphone market.

The two image sensors are now sampling and are expected to go into mass production in the second half of this year, Samsung said. This is the highest resolution image camera sensor available in the market for mobile devices.

Out of the two sensors which Samsung has launched, the Bright GW1 64MP sensor will be able to produce the highest resolution in Samsung's 0.8um pixel image sensor line-up. Phone manufacturers have contentiously upped the ante in the past years and Samsung is looking to bring the latest breakthrough in mobile photography with its 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. It does that by merging four pixels into one while the color filter is descrambled for full-resolution 64-megapixel shots in good lighting. It supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) to offer richer hues. Their existing top-of-the-line camera sensor is at 20 megapixels.

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Samsung has also updated 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2 which has now embraced the Tetracell technology for better low-light photos and remosaic algorithm in brighter environment. According to Samsung, the conventional image sensor has a dynamic range of about 60dB while the human eye is considered to be around 120dB.

The 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 also features the same Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm as the GW1.

The sensor also comes with Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) which converts received light into electric signal according to the illumination of the environment. Much like the 64-megapixel sensor, the new 48-megapixel sensor also gets Super PD for high-performance phase detection auto-focus. It is quite possible that these sensors could make their way to the upper rungs of the Samsung A series or even the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

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