Samsung’s latest smartphone sensor has DSLR-like autofocus speeds

Samsung has unveiled a brand new smartphone sensor displaying that extra megapixels might not at all times be higher. The ISOCELL GN1 is “only” a 50-megapixel sensor, however at a 1/1.3-inch measurement, it has comparatively massive 1.2-micron pixels to assist cameras carry out higher in low gentle. It additionally has twin pixel autofocus not not like the system discovered on Canon cameras, providing “DSLR-level auto-focus speeds” even in dimly-lit conditions, Samsung wrote.

If you want even higher low-light efficiency, the brand new sensor additionally makes use of Samsung’s Tetracell tech that merges 4 pixels into one. That shrinks the efficient decision to 12.5-megapixels — nonetheless a lot for many photographs — however multiplies the light-gathering energy by 4 occasions. Combined with the twin pixel AF, the “GN1 is able to focus on an object quickly even in extreme low-light environment to deliver both brighter and sharper results,” Samsung wrote.