Samsung ISOCELL GN2 50MP camera for mobiles launched

Samsung brings ISOCELL GN2 50MP camera with better autofocus for mobiles

Besides churning out world-class AMOLED displays and Exynos chipsets, Samsung is also known for manufacturing the ISOCELL camera series for handsets. We have seen the fine quality

Samsung cameras in Xiaomi and other branded phones. Now, the South Korean consumer electronics major has announced a new line of GN2 mobile camera series.

“ISOCELL image sensors and its technologies have made vast improvements to deliver the quality and performance one would expect from top-tier prograde cameras. Our new ISOCELL GN2 features Dual Pixel Pro, an innovative all-direction auto-focusing solution that elevates the agility to capture moments as they unfold. Adding on Smart ISO Pro and a variety of advanced pixel technologies, pictures from GN2 are more true-to-life than ever," said Duckhyun Chang, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics.

The new Samsung ISOCELL GN2 houses a new 50-megapixel (MP) image sensor with large 1.4-micrometer (μm)-sized pixels. It comes with major upgrades over the predecessor (ISOCELL GN1) and offers up to 100MP imaging, improved auto-focusing through Dual Pixel Pro technology, powerful staggered HDR (High Dynamic Range), and vivid results through Smart ISO Pro in all types of lighting environment.

In low-lit conditions such as indoors, the sensor is capable of simulating a larger 2.8μm-pixel with four-pixel-binning technology to absorb more light to deliver brighter and sharper images.

It should be noted that the new Samsung GN2 series is the first-ever camera sensor to boast Dual Pixel Pro. It is said to be the most advanced phase-detection auto-focus solution yet. It is capable of all-direction focusing by splitting the pixels not only vertically, as with Dual Pixel, but also diagonally.

Under normal conditions such as sunsets or indoors with daylight coming through a window, the GN2 is capable of increasing dynamic range with a staggered-HDR feature, a time-multiplexed HDR technology that uses rolling shutters over the same pixel arrays to capture multiple frames in short, middle, and long exposures, the company said.

Also, Samsung GN2 supports full-HD videos at 480 frames-per-second (fps) and 4K at 120fps, enabling wider possibilities for mobile video-shooting.

The company has confirmed that the GN2 sensor is already under mass production, but there is no official word, which mobile brands will be featuring it in their devices.

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