Samsung intros 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 image sensors
Samsung has introduced two new image sensors for smartphones – the 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1, and the 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2.
The ISOCELL Bright GW1 with a 64MP image sensor features the highest resolution in Samsung’s 0.8?m-pixel image sensor lineup. It uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm to produce bright 16MP images in low-light environments. In brighter settings, it can provide highly-detailed 64MP shots.
When it comes to quality, the GW1 supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) for richer hues. According to Samsung, the dynamic range of a conventional image sensor is at around 60dB, while that of the human eye is typically considered to be around 120dB. Also, it is equipped with a Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) for optimized light-collection, Super PD which is a high-performance phase detection auto-focus technology, and FHD recording at 480fps.
For the ISOCELL Bright GM2, it is a 48MP image sensor that also adopts Tetracell technology in low-light environments and a remosaic algorithm in well-lit settings. Like the GW1, it uses DCG as well for added performance and Super PD for fast autofocus.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 are currently sampling and are expected to be in mass production in the second half of this year.