Samsung introduces the highest resolution 64MP ISOCELL image sensor for smartphones

Samsung GW1 64MP and GM2 48MP - Feature Image

The camera sensor has become an integral part of smartphones if they were not ten years ago. Today everyone wants to carry an outstanding smartphone camera. And to make things interesting camera sensor manufacturers keep breaking technology barriers. The South Korean giant, Samsung has done exactly that today as it has announced the 64MP resolution ISOCELL sensor. 

When you think that mobile photography is at a point where things can’t get any better than what they are, we get amazed by the companies chasing innovation in this field. Let’s talk about this new Samsung 64MP sensor in detail below. 

Samsung GW1 ISOCELL sensor: Power of 64MP resolution on a smartphone 

Is a 64MP sensor enough for mobile photography? I think this a lot when will the brands stop the MegaPixel war. Then, again I’m reminded of they never will stop. It’s a never ending race. Maybe not pixel count, but it will escalate to something else. Coming back to being less philosophical, the GW1 sensor is a bright sensor that is a 0.8μm size sensor. 

The company introduces Tetra cell technology and remosiac algorithm. These two tech work in tandem to offer the best in the class image output. The tetra cell tech merges four pixels into one and thus producing higher quality images. The remosiac algorithm claims to help Tetracell tech create better output in brighter environments. 

Samsung’s ISOCELL sensor business has come a long way since it was first announced in 2013. The GW1 sensor is said to produce 16MP bright images in low-light environments and highly detailed 64MP shots in the brighter settings. This sensor supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels. Thus claiming to provide richer hues. 

Comparing with others, the dynamic range of a conventional sensor is around 60dB, whereas the human eye is typically considered to be around 120dB. Further, the GW1 sensor is equipped with Dual Conversion Gain (DCG), which converts received light into an electric signal. 

The sharper results are said to be delivered through Super PD, a high-performance phase detection technology. Further, this sensor supports full HD recording at 480 fps for smoother cinematic video experience. 

Samsung has also announced the upgrade to its GM1 48MP sensor. The new GM2 48MP sensor is said to come with DCG and Super PD for fast autofocus. It also utilizes the Tetracell and remosiac algorithm technology. Who do you think will introduce the first 64MP camera setup on their smartphone? Drop your answers below. 


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