Samsung Announces 64Mp ISOCELL Image Sensor for Mobile Phone Cameras

Samsung has detailed its latest sensor innovations for smartphones and mobile devices with the introduction of its new 64Mp ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors.

"Over the past few years, mobile phone cameras have become the main instrument for recording and sharing our everyday moments," said Yongin Park, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics. "With more pixels and advanced pixel technologies, Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 will bring a new level of photography to today's sleekest mobile devices that will enhance and help change the way we record our daily lives."

The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64Mp image sensor, and now serves as the highest resolution sensor in Samsung's 0.8μm-pixel lineup, which previously maxed out at 20Mp. The sensor uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm, enabling it to render 16Mp images in low-light settings and 64Mp images in brighter settings. In addition, the GW1 supports a real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100dB), bringing it closer to the 120dB dynamic range associated with the human eye. Other features include Dual Conversion Gain (DCG), Super PD high-performance phase detection auto-focus technology, and full HD recording at 480 frames-per-second (fps).

Meanwhile, the ISOCELL Bright GM2 offers similar support for Tetracell technology, remosaic algorithm, and DCG -- just with a 48Mp sensor.

Though specific smartphone models set to use the new sensors have not been announced yet, the 64-Mp ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2 are scheduled to enter mass production in the second half of 2019.

Source: Samsung