Samsung has launched a new image sensor with the highest resolution ever on a mobile camera.
Dubbed as ISOCELL Bright GW1, this new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensor offers a stunning resolution of 64 megapixels.
Alongside the GW1, the Korean tech giant has also announced a new 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 sensor with the same 0.8μm pixel size.
Here’s all about it.
Here’s everything to know about Samsung’s 64MP image sensor
The 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor uses the same 0.8μm-sized pixels as Samsung’s current 48MP GM1. This means it will be a physically larger sensor that can capture more light than the GM1.
The sensor uses “pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm” to produce “bright 16MP images in low-light environments and highly-detailed 64MP shots in brighter settings”, according to Samsung.
The sensor will also offer 1080p recording at 480fps
Samsung claims that its GW1 sensor supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB), a higher number compared to a conventional image sensor’s 60dB HDR. In comparison, the human eye is typically considered to perceive a dynamic range of 120dB.
Moreover, this new sensor will also support 1080p video recording at 480fps.
These sensors bring a new level of mobile photography: Samsung
“With more pixels and advanced pixel technologies, Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 will bring a new level of photography to today’s sleekest mobile devices that will enhance and help change the way we record our daily lives,” said Samsung’s Yongin Park.
We will see 64MP camera phones later this year
Like the ISOCELL Bright GW1, the GM2 also offers the same features but with a 48MP resolution.
According to Samsung both image sensors are “currently sampling and are expected to be in mass production in the second half of this year.”
Hence, we can expect to see these sensors on smartphones by late 2019.