We all know that the Sony sensors currently dominate the image sensor segment. This might not be the case anymore, Samsung has unveiled two 0.8 micrometers (μm) pixel image sensors namely – the 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and the 32MP ISOCELL Bright GD1.
Samsung states that these new sensors are based on its pixel isolation technology – the ISOCELL Plus, which is meant to optimize performance, especially for smaller-dimension pixels.
The sensors’ small design element paired with large pixel count allows the Korean tech giant to integrate higher resolution chips which are further catered to the multi-camera smartphones with dual, triple and quad camera setups for instance.
The ISOCELL technology is further paired with the Samsung’s Tetracell technology – where four pixels are combined to one to enhance the light sensitivity. This implies that GM1 and GD1 sensors generate 1.6μm pixel sized 12MP and 8MP stills.
Samsung states that these sensors also come with Gyro-based EIS support for quick and accurate image capture and also with real-time HDR support.
The new GM1 and GD1 sensors are expected to enter mass production in the Q4 of this year, said Samsung. This means we can expect these new sensors integrated into the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, which are usually slated to launch early next year.