South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has announced a new image sensor for mobile phones with a higher resolution. The ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64MP sensor that uses the same 0.8?m-sized pixels as the company’s current 48MP component.
The Bright GW1 will produce 16MP images by merging four pixels into one, like how existing 48MP sensors turn out 12MP photos by default, according to a report published in The Verge.
Samsung’s new sensor will also be able to descramble the color filter for full-resolution 64MP shots in good light.
The 48MP cameras are now a common sight on phones including Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, and others have all shipped devices with the sensors.
Samsung expects its 64MP part to go into mass production in the second half of this year, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the feature show up on spec sheets for late-2019 flagships — particularly if image sensor market leader Sony follows suit, the report added.