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Samsung Electronics has unveiled two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors, the industry’s smallest pixel size currently available in the market, expanding its micro image sensor lineup from existing 20Mp to ultra-high 64Mp resolutions.
The 64-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2 will bring a new level of photography to today’s sleekest mobile devices with better image quality, the company said during a business briefing session held on Thursday.
An image sensor converts incident light through a camera lens into electrical signals.
Samsung is currently sampling the GW1 and GM2 sensors which are expected to be in mass production in the second half of this year.
The new offerings come after the tech giant announced a massive $110 billion investment plan to raise its competitiveness in non-memory and system semiconductor business.
The two image sensors adopt Tetracell technology in low-light environments and a remosaic algorithm in well-lit settings, bringing highly-detailed pictures with natural and vivid colors, Samsung Electronics said in a statement.
The GW1 supports full HD slow motion recording at 480 frames-per-second (fps), with the GM2 at 240 frames. The GW1 also supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) that provides richer hues.
By Kim Gyu-sik and Minu Kim
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