Samsung presents a revolutionary photo sensor, which could make its debut between late 2019 and early 2020. Check out its features
The road to 100 megapixels now seems to be paved. As predicted at the beginning of 2019, smartphones will soon be equipped with photo sensors with a resolution of 100 megapixels or more, thus surpassing both compact cameras and most of the SLR cameras on the market today.
So, if today we have smartphones with 48-megapixel sensors, starting next year we could have in our hands phones with 64-megapixel cameras. The credit goes to the research laboratories of Samsung that, in an attempt to catch up with Sony (producer of some of the best photo sensors for mobile devices), have created a new 64-megapixel photo sensor (called ISOCELL Bright GW1), with high-level technical characteristics. The South Korean manufacturer plans to use the sensor as early as next year, probably aboard the Galaxy S11 or Galaxy Fold 2. Or, if the tests give positive results, it could make its debut already in the Galaxy Note 10.
How are the new Samsung 64-megapixel photo sensors
As mentioned, the 64-megapixel resolution is only one of the key features of the new photo sensors made by Samsung. The sensor, in fact, excels in other "categories" as well, showing the effort put in by South Korean engineers and designers. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 will be 1/1.8 inches in size, while individual pixels will have a diameter of just 0.8 microns (one micron is equivalent to the millionth part of a meter). With the support of several artificial intelligence algorithms, Samsung's sensor will be able to produce 16-megapixel images in night mode, shoot Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) video at 480 frames per second and, using re-mosaic techniques, generate 64-megapixel images and beyond.