Samsung announces 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor for mobile cameras


Samsung presented on Tuesday (19) a new sensor to be used in camera modules for mobile devices. This is the ISOCELL GN1, which allows the generation of 50 MP images.

As a highlight, the sensor combines two image capture and reproduction technologies in a single component: Dual Pixel and Tetracell. The first places two photodiodes side by side to work, allowing the same pixel to receive light from different angles for a phase detection autofocus.

The second, as the name suggests, joins four pixels into one to capture and process more light in your portrait. This way, you have images in good resolution and with the desired focus, even in low light conditions.

According to Samsung, the algorithm employed still allows the resolution “to be comparable to 100 MP”, without specifying exactly what that means. ISOCELL GN1 is capable of recording videos up to 8K resolution at 30 frames per second.

The sensor also has a feature called Smart-ISO, which automatically detects the best sensitivity setting, in addition to real-time HDR adjustment for capturing different exposures and an image stabilizer based on the gyroscope. Altogether, the pixel in the ISOCELL GN1 measures 1.2 ┬Ám (micrometers).

Also according to the manufacturer, the idea is to allow the production of high performance sensors that meet the most diverse market needs. Mass production of the component started this May, which means that electronics that already carry it in the technical specifications should be announced in the second half of 2020.


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