Are you satisfied with your smartphone’s camera results? It could do better, right? Say hello to 64 MP and 48 MP camera sensors that have been unveiled by Samsung for its flagship phones next year. The Isocell Bright GW1 (64 MP) and Isocell Bright GM2 (48 MP) sensors rely on Samsung’s current 0.8-micrometer pixel sensor technology. It is, as of now, the smallest pixel size available in the market.
Conventionally, larger pixels imply better quality photos since they are able to capture more light. However, improvements in image processing and efficiency enable camera sensors maker such as Samsung to safely bring the pixel size down for capturing more detail in a shot and installing cameras into narrower spaces inside the device.
Samsung makes use of Tetra cell technology for merging light captured from adjacent pixels intelligently for creating larger pixels on the go. According to Samsung, the light sensitivity is the equivalent of a sensor pixel double the size. The new 64 MP sensor will feature real-time HDR processing with a 100-decibel dynamic range. That is 20 dB less than the dynamic range of human thus implying that plenty of detail will be found in the final images.
Yongin Park from Samsung Electronics said, ‘Over the past few years, mobile phone cameras have become the main instrument for recording and sharing our everyday moments. 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.’
As of right now, we are witnessing all of the big players in the smartphone market attempting to enhance the image processing and optimization on the software part since the liberty of tinkering with the smartphone chassis have begun restricting what can and cannot be done with the actual camera sensors and lenses.
One way of tackling these limitations is to incorporate multiple lenses and sensors in a smartphone – this is something that Samsung’s new camera sensors, GW1 and GW2, can help with! According to Samsung, it will be mass producing the GW1 and GW2 camera sensors during the second half of the next year!