Most smartphones this year are equipped with 48-megapixel cameras, but Samsung intends to set a new trend. The South Korean Corporation introduced two new sensors for mobile cameras, one of which received a resolution of 64 MP.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1
"Over the past few years, smartphone cameras have become the primary tool for capturing and sharing our daily lives. Thanks to a large number of pixels and advanced technologies, Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 sensors bring a new level of photography to the most modern mobile devices, which will make the recording of our lives even better," said Yongin Park, Executive Vice President of sensors for mobile cameras in Samsung Electronics.
ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64-megapixel sensor that has the highest resolution among all Samsung solutions with a pixel size of 0.8 microns. Thanks to Tetracell's pixel-combining technology and special algorithm, it is capable of producing bright 16-megapixel images in low light and highly detailed 64-megapixel images in a good light. GW1 supports a wide dynamic range (HDR) in real time up to 100 dB, thus providing richer hues. For comparison, the dynamic range of a conventional sensor is about 60 dB, while the human eye, this figure reaches 120 dB.
GW1 uses a double conversion system that converts the resulting light into an electrical signal according to the ambient light. This makes it possible to use the collected light more efficiently, especially in bright lighting conditions. For sharper pictures without lubrication, the technology of phase AF Super PD. This sensor also supports recording slow motion video in Full HD at 480 frames per second.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW2
The second novelty was the 48-megapixel sensor ISOCELL Bright GM2. It also uses Tetracell technology when shooting in low-light conditions. As with the GW1, this sensor has a dual conversion system to enhance the quality of shots and a Super PD for fast autofocus.
It is expected that the new sensors will go into mass production in the second half of this year.