A recent announcement by Samsung, in which the company revealed that it has developed its own image sensors designed specifically for devices with multiple-camera systems, could mean that the tech giant wants to rival Sony in the rapidly expanding image sensor market.
Samsung’s image sensors could make their first appearance on Galaxy S10
The sensors will be available in two variants: Isocell Bright GM1 that has 48MP and Isocell Bright GD1 that has 32MP. The South Korean company did not specify when and on which devices its newly developed sensors could be used for the first time. However, the next generation Galaxy S10 flagship phone that is set to be released in February 2019 is a safe bet, as Samsung will begin to produce its new image sensors in the next few weeks.
The new image sensors will allow us to take great pics in low-light environment
Due to the fact that Samsung’s pixel patches have only 0.8 micrometers, manufacturers are able to create smaller camera modules, fill existing designs with more pixels or develop smartphones that have multi-camera set-ups without any unnecessary increase in size.
According to Samsung, its new sensors, GM1 and GD1 will be able to create 12 and 8MP photos in hard lighting conditions with low-light sensitivity of a pixel four times the size. These are surely some exciting news, as it will allow us to take photos that have both great quality and resolution even in low-light environment.
Samsung will continue to improve its image sensors
In addition to their great performance while taking photos, Samsung’s new sensors will also improve capturing videos, as any potential shakes will be eliminated by the Gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS).
It looks like Samsung is not going to stop its works on improving the light sensors, as Ben Hur, the Vice President of Samsung’s System LSI Marketing, stated that there is a huge demand for such technologies. He said, “Demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors are growing as smartphones evolve to deliver new and more exciting camera experiences for users. With the introduction of our cutting-edge 0.8μm-pixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and GD1 image sensors, we are committed to continue driving innovation in image sensor technologies.”
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