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Samsung introduces 48MP and 32MP 0.8μm ISOCELL Plus Image Sensors that delivers more accurate image quality

Samsung today introduced two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors – the 48-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and the 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1.

The company said these two new sensors will solve the most known module problems and comes with reduced pixel size.

The new sensors will also bring design flexibility to build smaller modules and bring more pixels into existing design that captures less space on board and will help mobile manufacturers to build a slim and bezel-less smartphone.

“Demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors are growing as smartphones evolve to deliver new and more exciting camera experiences for users,” said Ben K. Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.



The GM1 and the GD1 sensors are based on the ISOCELL Plus pixel isolation technology, which optimizes performance for smaller dimension pixels and brings rich-resolution camera quality.

Thanks to Tetracell technology, where four pixels are merged to work as one to increase light sensitivity, the GM1 and GD1 can deliver light sensitivity equivalent to that of a 1.6μm-pixel image sensor at 12Mp and 8Mp resolution, respectively. The sensors also support Gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS) for fast and accurate image capture.

The GD1 sensor features High Dynamic Range (HDR) that deliver more balanced exposure, rich colors, and details while taking selfies streaming live videos in low and high-contrast environments. The company said both GM1 and GD1 are expected to be in mass production in the fourth quarter of this year.

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