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May 27, 2019

Samsung unveils world’s highest-resolution image sensor

PUBLISHED : May 09, 2019 - 10:14

UPDATED : May 09, 2019 - 10:15

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Samsung Electronics on May 9 introduced the world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones, to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality.

The tech giant unveiled two new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors -- 64 mp Isocell Bright GW1 and 48 mp Isocell Bright GM2 -- expanding its 0.8μm image sensor lineup, the smallest pixel size currently available in the market.

The world’s biggest smartphone vendor has focused on improving camera function across its range of smartphones, as more people consider picture quality to be one of the most important features when buying new devices.

“Over the past few years, mobile phone cameras have become the main instrument for recording and sharing our everyday moments,” Park Yong-in, executive vice president of sensor business at Samsung Electronics, said. 

“With more pixels and advanced pixel technologies, Samsung Isocell Bright GW1 and GM2 will bring a new level of photography to today’s sleekest mobile devices.”

The two image sensors are currently sampling and are expected to go into mass production in the second half of this year, Samsung said.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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