Samsung Announces New 64MP ISOCELL Camera Sensor for Smartphones

The Samsung GW1 64MP camera sensor

At this point, unless Sony launches its own 64-megapixel chip, Samsung holds smartphone sensor bragging rights.

As for the 48MP - that's a minor update over the existing GM1, that's supposed to utilize the collected light more efficiently in bright environments and offer better autofocus thanks to what Samsung calls Super PD. 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.

The new ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor beats Samsung's and Sony's 48 megapixel IMX586 in terms of pixel count but, but that is about all the differences, as the three have something in common, albeit different names and more pixel counts. This one also features Tetracell technology that will massively improve shots in low-light environments and a remosaic algorithm. It does that by merging four pixels into one while the color filter is descrambled for full-resolution 64-megapixel shots in good lighting. The dynamic range of a conventional image sensor is around 60dB while that of the human eye is typically around 120dB. If the claims by Samsung are correct, then any phone using the ISOCELL GW1, would be the new dynamic range leader in camera and imaging.


The GW1 also comes with a Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) that uses light more effectively in a bright environment. The built-in Super PD allows sharper results, better PDAF, and full HD video recording at 480fps. Samsung said it will accelerate technology development in image sensors for smartphone cameras to grab a bigger share of the growing market.

Both these sensors will be available in mobile devices later this year. 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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Fortnite Season 9 trailer: incredible new cinematic and Battle Pass videos REVEALED
But if you want any of those, you'll need to earn Battle Stars so that they level up your Battle Pass and make them accessible. Fortnite's ninth season of content has arrived, bringing with it a whole host of gameplay additions and changes to the map.

Moon, Trump Reach Consensus on Food Aid to the North
America's Sara Montes de Oca reports on North Korea's latest missile tests and the history of worldwide pressure against the country.

Victor Wanyama reacts to Tottenham Hotspur win against Ajax
Liverpool will host Tottenham in Madrid on June 1st, following two of the most dramatic semi-finals in European football history. I've started straight-line running this week and that's why I've been okay to train today, I didn't want to cut any corners.

Game 5 Preview: Celtics at Bucks
One of the big reasons Boston has been unable to keep up with Milwaukee since Game 1 is that Kyrie Irving has been laying bricks. After Monday night's lackluster performance, the Celtics find themselves in a 3-1 series hold against the Milwaukee Bucks .

Student who sued health department over chickenpox vaccination now has the disease
A ruling has not been announced in the case. "About half my clients have come down with it since we filed the case". Chickenpox is a highly contagious virus that causes blisters, itching and fever, though it is generally not fatal.

Other news