Samsung Electronics has launched two new 0.8 micrometer image sensors aimed at smartphones with multi-camera set-ups.
The sensors -- the 48-megapixel (Mp) Isocell Bright GM1 and 32Mp Isocell Bright GD1 -- will allow smartphone makers to fit multiple cameras into the sleek designs of their flagships, the South Korean tech giant said.
It will allow camera module makers to build smaller modules or pack more pixels into existing designs thanks to the 0.8 micrometer-sized pixels they offer, the company said.
GM1 and GD1 sensors come with Isocell Plus technology which Samsung says optimizes performance for smaller pixels and Tetracell technology, where four pixels work as one to increase light sensitivity. GD1 also comes with HDR.
The sensors will be mass produced in the fourth quarter of the year, Samsung said. The sensors will likely power the company's own Galaxy S10 next year, as well flagships of Chinese clients.
We have now seen the announcement of just about every major smartphone for 2018 with the OnePlus 6T being revealed in the next couple of weeks. It is extremely difficult to arrange the top five as the quality of smartphones today is fantastic.