Samsung intros 64MP camera sensor for smartphones
We’re seeing a lot of smartphone come to market with 48-megapixel rear cameras lately, but today Samsung has announced a new camera sensor that one-ups that resolution.
Samsung today introduced a 64MP camera sensor for mobile devices. The 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 0.8-micrometer μm pixel image sensor that uses pixel-merging Tetracell tech and remosaic algorithm to put out bright 16MP images in low-light. When you’re in brighter environments, you can get detailed 64MP shots.
Other features included with this 64MP sensor is support for real-time high dynamic range (HDR) up to 100 decibels (dB) that Samsung says will give you “richer hues”. There’s also support for full HD video recording at 480 frames per second for super slow motion clips and Super PD, a high-performance phase detection autofocus tech.
Also announced today is a new 0.8-micrometer 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM2 image sensor. This sensor has the same Tetracell tech that can merge four pixels into one as well as fast autofocus with Super PD.
- All of the features of Samsung’s new 64MP image sensor sound pretty enticing, but we’ll have to wait until it begins appearing in phones before we can really see what it’s capable of.