Galaxy Note 10 could have a 64MP camera
Soon, 48MP cameras on the back of phones won’t be the highest resolution cameras found on a smartphone. Samsung has now unveiled a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with a pixel size of 0.8μm, the smallest available in the market right now. This sensor could easily find its place in the Galaxy Note 10 series. In addition, Samsung has also introduced a 48MP version, the ISOCELL Bright GM2. This one also carries a pixel size of 0.8μm giving Samsung a range of sensors from 20MP to 64MP in its 0.8μm lineup.
The Samsung ISOCELL technology was first introduced by Samsung back in 2013. The company unveiled a 1.0μm-pixel image sensor in 2015 and a 0.9μm-pixel sensor in 2017. The smaller pixel sizes allow manufacturers to build smaller camera modules or squeeze more pixels into current designs, allowing users to experience high-quality photography.
According to the manufacturer, using the 64MP sensor will result in “highly-detailed” images in bright settings. By merging four pixels into one, the sensor can also produce 16MP images when used in low-light conditions. The advantage is that images can be processed with “richer hues.”
The sensor also includes “Super PD” which is a high-performance phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) technology. As far as video is concerned, the GW1 sensor can record in 1080p (FHD) at 480fps. Samsung says this allows its component to support “smooth cinematic slow-motion videos.”
Both the 64MP GW1 and 48MP GM2 are being sampled and will go into mass production in the second half of the year, which means that either one might be found on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. We could see the latest in the Galaxy Note series launch in August with four separate models, similar to the setup of the Galaxy S10 series.