Earlier this month, Qualcomm, a leading chipset maker, stated how smartphones could scale up to using 100MP of image sensors in their smartphones by the end of this year. It has been a couple of years since OEMs have tried upping the sensor sizes and the number of cameras in the front and rear module.
As per the latest press release by Samsung Electronics which is a leading advanced semiconductor technology, the South Korean giant has introduced two new image sensors – 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 that utilizes a number of technologies and features towards capturing the world better than its predecessors.
The larger 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor is based on Samsung’s 0.8micrometer pixel image sensor that uses Tetrecell technology which is commonly known as 4-in-1 pixel binning technology and remosaic algorithm that allows it to capture images at its maximum 64MP in bright settings while it uses the said technologies to capture low-light environment on its efficient 16MP image sensor. According to the press release, the sensor uses a real-time high dynamic range (HDR) that provides richer hues while allowing the user to capture images that are the closest to what human eyes perceive. [Buy Now: Realme U1 on Amazon starts at INR9,999]
The larger 64MP image sensor features 0.8micrometer pixel size that allows it to be 33% larger than the smaller 48MP sensor. It provides the sensor with its capability to shoot full HD videos at 480 fps with improved autofocus and high-performance phase detection.
The Samsung 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 is an improved variant of the older generation of 48MP sensors from Samsung that uses Super PD technology to improve autofocus. The sensor is equipped with Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) that converts intercepted light into an electric signal which is then processed to create detailed images in bright settings.
Both the image sensors are up for sampling and will be ready for mass production in the second half of this year.