Samsung intros new 108MP, 64MP, 48MP, 32MP ISOCELL sensors
Samsung Electronics has officially introduced four new ISOCELL sensors for its 0.7?m-pixel product lineup designed for mainstream smartphones, the 108MP ISOCELL HM2, 64MP ISOCELL GW3, 48MP ISOCELL GM5, and 32MP ISOCELL JD1.
The sensors with its 0.7?m pixels, are up to 15% smaller than the 0.8?m sensors of the same resolution, allowing Samsung to reduce the camera module by up to 10%. To allow it to smaller pixels to gather more light, Samsung incorporated its advanced ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technologies, optimized for 0.7?m.
ISOCELL Plus retains the received light with a wall-like structure around the pixel while Smart-ISO makes full use of the incoming light by intelligently adjusting the ISO accordingly for optimal exposure.
Samsung will also roll out an enhanced pixel technology, ISOCELL 2.0, which will bring improved performance the decrease in pixel size. It features an enhanced wall structure between cells, resulting in an added light sensitivity of up to 12% compared to the current ISOCELL Plus technology.
Check out the features of the new 0.7?m ISOCELL lineup:
ISOCELL HM2 108MP – features Super PD, a faster and more effective phase detecting autofocus solution. Like the HM1, it comes with a nine-pixel binning technology as well as a 3x lossless zoom.
ISOCELL GW3 64MP – The GW3’s optical size is nearly identical to that of Samsung’s 0.8?m 48Mp image sensor. It features Tetracell and Smart-ISO technologies, gyro-based EIS, and supports 4K video at 60 fps.
ISOCELL GM5 48MP – Designed for 5x optical telescoping and ultra-wide lenses. It supports 1080p video at 480fps and features a staggered-HDR feature, a faster and more power-efficient HDR technology.
ISOCELL JD1 32MP – The industry’s smallest 32MP-image sensor at 1/3.14-inches, designed for selfies and ideal for smartphones with bezel-less displays. Even with the high resolution, the size of the camera module is comparable to those of 0.9?m 20MP or 1.0?m 16MP sensors. Like the GM5, it also features staggered-HDR.
The Samsung ISOCELL HM2, GW3, and JD1 are currently in mass production, and the company is sampling GM5.