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Samsung’s 64-Megapixel Sensor First Photo Is Stunning

Photo credit: Redmi/Ice Universe

The first sample photo made with Samsung’s new camera, a 64-megapixel Isocell Bright, is here to compete with the king of mobile photography – Sony’s IMX586 48-megapixel sensor. The photo was posted on Twitter by Ice Universe, a reliable rumor source, and even though it was compressed, the quality is pretty good.

The Isocell Bright GW1 chip keeps the same pixel size as Samsungs current 20-megapixel sensor – 0.8 micrometers, which will surely be one of the top mobile cameras out there.

Under regular light conditions, the camera would shoot 9,216 x 6,912-pixel photos. The detail on the windows and lines of these buildings is really good. However, in low light conditions, Samsung will use its tetra cell technology and remosaic algorithm. This would result in a 16-megapixel photo — but according to the company, the sensor will be able to see in the dark.

Samsung’s goal is to rival Huawei, that achieves amazing night mode photos with its P30 phone. The Chinese have been at the top of the mobile photography and Samsung is looking to change that.

The 64-megapixel Isocell Bright GW1 will not only come to Samsung phones. In fact, this image was taken by an unreleased Realme smartphone. According to Ice Universe, Xiaomi will also reportedly use Samsung’s sensor in an upcoming Redmi phone.



  1. Edwin French

    August 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

    It is difficult to comment on the 64 MP camera because the jpg compression is so huge.
    As presented, the one for one pixel viewing sucks compared to a Hasselblad, so an unconpressed file would be needed to make a fair evaluation.

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