Samsung ISOCELL GN1 Camera Sensor Announced – Low-light & Fast Auto-Focus.

by Tubuntu2

Smartphones have become a utility gadget capable of performing multiple tasks with great quality and promise. One important function of modern smartphones has become taking pictures, and for that, it requires a good camera. In an effort to improve the smartphone cameras and deliver high-quality images, Samsung has introduced a new ISOCELL GN1 camera sensor for smartphones. Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor features include a new 50-megapixel count with larger pixels size.

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Samsung ISOCELL GN1 Camera Sensor Overview

It is not uncommon to see new smartphones getting cameras with 64 or 100 megapixels cameras these days. Xiaomi CC9 Pro smartphone came with a flagship 108-megapixel main sensor.


Even though it had a 100MP, the sensor took 27MP photos where four pixels were combined together from the whole sensor. The 50MP GN1 sensor also uses a similar four-in-one pixel-binning tech. So, even though it has 50MP, it produces a 12.5MP image with a 2.4-micron pixel size.

Sensor Specs

The new Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor uses a similar pixel binning technology. Based on the sensor size, the 108MP and the new 50MP GN1 sensor are the same, as they both feature a 1/1.32-inch sensor size. However, the lower 50MP count allows the new sensor to pack 1.2-micron pixels instead of 0.8-micron pixels.

So, the new 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor is better than the 108MP sensor, since the bigger 1.2 micron pixel size means it can gather more light.

Dual Pixel technology creates 100-million phase-detecting photodiodes for snappy auto-focusing and light information that can be translated up to 100 megapixels.

Tetracell technology enables light-sensitive 2.4μm pixels for ultimate low-light photography.

Isocell GN1 camera sensor also offers better dual-pixel autofocus according to Samsung. There’s even a software feature to capture 100MP photos from the 50MP sensor.

Samsung ISOCELL GN1 started production this month, as the company prepares to deliver its next-gen flagship smartphone camera sensors. The flagship features also include an 8K/30fps video recording feature, a ridiculous 400fps slow-mo 1080p feature along with new electronic image stabilization.

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