Samsung introduced a few ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors today that will support the development of more smartphones that integrate as many cameras as possible into their designs.
The new 0.8-micrometer pixel image sensors are 48 megapixels Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1. Samsung says that even with a reduced pixel size the new sensors give greater design flexibility, which means more cameras are packaged in smartphone design, as well as better utilization of space in more and more slimmer and careless bodies. Both sensors are also based on Samsung's latest pixel insulation technology that optimizes performance, especially for smaller size pixels.
"The demand for high resolution ultraviolet image sensors grows when smartphones develop to deliver new and more exciting camera experiences for users," said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "With the introduction of our groundbreaking Samsung Pixel Samsung Sensocell Bright GM1
Samsung expects to put both sensors in mass production in the fourth quarter. In addition to Tetracell technology, the company says that four pixels are hit together to act as one to enhance photosensitivity, GM1 and GD1 can deliver photosensitivity equivalent to a 1.6 micrometer pixel image sensor at 12 Mbps and 8 Mbps resolution, respectively. The sensors also support electronic image stabilization, and a real-time high dynamic range is a part of GD1 to deliver more balanced exposure, richer color and detail when You are watching self-videos or streaming live videos, even in low light.  Samsung first announced its ISOCELL technology back in 2013, which reduces the color crossing between pixels by placing a physical barrier and allowing small pixels to achieve higher degree of color.
As the people crossed on SamMobile note, meanwhile, cameras now have a defining feature that puts some smartphones apart from others. "Manufacturers have therefore integrated more cameras while maintaining the sleek design of the devices. Samsung's new solutions will accommodate this demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors."