Samsung today updated its 0.8μm image sensor lineup with two new sensors. One of them is a 64 million pixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1, while the other is 48 million pixels ISOCELL Bright GM2.
The high pixel count on GW1 should give OEMs a marketing advantage and the GM2 should serve as a better competitor to Sony IMX576 as compared to GM1.
Samsung 64MP GW1 Features
This ISOCELL Bright GW1 sports the highest resolution of a 64Mp image sensor in Samsung’s 0.8μm pixel image sensor roster. It uses pixel-combined Tetra cell technology and re-picking algorithm to generate bright 16Mp images (in simpler terms, it combines 4 pixels into 1 big pixel) in low-lit environments and 64Mp images in favorably-lit environments. Dual conversion gain (DCG) is integrated within GW1 for lower noise and better color accuracy.
It sports Super PD which is a high-performance phase-detection autofocus technology that facilitates clearer imaging. When it comes to video recording, you could capture full HD clips at 480 frames per second (fps).
Samsung 48MP GM2 Features
Moving to the next sensor- we have the ISOCELL Bright GM2 at 48Mp image resolution. This one uses Tetra cell technology in dim environments and re-sampling algorithms in a well-lit condition to produce HD images with truetone saturated and vivid colors.
“In the past few years, mobile cameras have become the primary tool for recording and sharing our daily lives,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of Samsung’s sensor business. “With more pixels and advanced pixel technology, the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and GM2 will bring a new level of photography to today’s most fashionable mobile devices.”
The company is expected to start mass-production of the GW1 and GM2 sensors in the second half of this year. We don’t expect these sensors to debut with Samsung’s own Note or S-series flagships, but we do expect them being used on several mid-range phones across different brands by early next year.
As for the stylus-wielding crown jewel of Samsung, the Note 10, leaks hint at four new model numbers- SM-970, SM-975, SM-N971, SM-N976. Two of these would be Note 10e and Note 10 Pro and the rest two would be their 5G iterations. The reputed tech leakster Ice Universe forecasts the upcoming the Galaxy Note 10 Pro could ship with 25W plus fast charging speed. So far, these are the main information looming on the web. Rest, we could safely bet the phones to possess similar spec sheet as the Galaxy S10 series.