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Samsung Announces 64-megapixel Camera Sensor

The megapixel race is on!

If 48-megapixels isn’t enough for you, you’ll be glad to hear that Samsung has recently announced their 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 camera sensor.

The new camera sensor has a higher 64-megapixel resolution than most sensors in the market today, though it still only offers the same 0.8-micron pixel size as 48-megapixel sensors in phones today.

That means the sensor is physically bigger, coming in at 1/1.72-inch, and when all is said and done, the sensor produces 16-megapixel images thanks to pixel binning.

In addition, the new GW1 sensor also has better HDR capabilities this time around and supports super phase detection auto-focus technology, 480fps video recording, and Dual Conversion Gain (DCG).

Samsung also announced a new 48-megapixel sensor, dubbed the ISOCELL Bright GM-2. It’s a direct successor to the GM-1 on the Redmi Note 7 and offers DCG support and super phase detection auto-focus as well.

Both sensors will be set for mass production in the second half of this year, which means there’s time for Samsung to integrate the GW1 on their upcoming Note 10 flagship.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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