Samsung has introduced a new ISOCELL GN2 image sensor with a resolution of 50 megapixels. It has become the successor to the ISOCELL GN1 sensor and has received several important improvements.
ISOCELL GN2 – 1 / 1.12-inch sensor with 1.4-micrometer pixel size. It provides high-quality photos up to 100MP and has improved Dual Pixel Pro autofocus and HDR technology. Also, it is equipped with the technology of intelligent selection of the optimal value of light sensitivity – Smart ISO Pro.
This sensor combines four pixels into one in low light conditions, with a size of 2.8 micrometers. And in 100-megapixel mode, ISOCELL GN2 creates three separate 50-megapixel layers in blue, green, and red. After that, the images are combined into one frame with a resolution of 100 megapixels.
It is also worth highlighting the new Dual Pixel Pro autofocus system, which provides omnidirectional focusing by separating pixels horizontally and vertically. Improvements have also been made to HDR technology. When shooting in this mode, the smartphone uses 24% less power than the ISOCELL GN1 sensor.
When it comes to video shooting, the smartphone can shoot in Full HD + resolution at 480 frames per second and 4K resolution at 120 fps.
The first smartphone with the new sensor is expected to be the flagship Mi 11 Pro, which will be released this spring.