Samsung launches new image sensors for smartphones with multiple cameras

Samsung launches new image sensors for smartphones with multiple cameras

Samsung launches new image sensors for smartphones with multiple cameras

Even though Sony is now holding the crown for best smartphone camera, Samsung is not far behind. The company just unveiled a pair of new sensors intended for the growing category of multi-camera smartphones. However, the company revealed that the sensors will be available in 48-megapixel and 32-megapixel variants, and that they will be dubbed Isocell Bright GM1 Isocell Bright GD1 respective.

At the same time, Samsung said its Isocell Plus technology technology allows for decent performance despite the small pixels. Samsung claims GM1 and GD1 will produce 12 and 8 megapixel photos with low-light sensitivity equivalent to a pixel four times the size.

Both sensors support gyroscope-based electronic image stabilization similar to that found on the Google Pixel series as well as the Essential Phone.

Something to look forward to: New camera modules from Samsung are headed to production soon that will enable better low light performance and high resolution shots during the day. Considering that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S10 will probably arrive in February of next year, as usual, that means there's a good chance it'll have the new sensor.

According to the official press release, "the new sensors provide greater design flexibility, enabling camera module manufacturers to build smaller modules or pack more pixels into existing designs, and consequently allowing smartphone makers to maximize space utilization in slim, bezel-less smartphones". The 32MP GD1 is given real-time HDR for video recording.

Samsung has designed and built its own image sensors created specifically for handsets with multiple-camera systems, like its own quadruple lens toting Galaxy A9.

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