Samsung Announces New 50MP Sensor
Samsung has unveiled a new 50MP ISOCELL GNK sensor, with improved video recording capabilities, as well as wider dynamic range for stills.
This sensor will be a direct successor of the 50MP ISOCELL GN1, which is used by Samsung along with other OEMS.
In terms of specifications, the GNK is identical to the GN1, as the imager is 1/1.3-inch in size, and provides 1.2µm pixels. For performance improvement, Samsung has used features including the Dual Pixel Pro autofocus, which ensures sharp photos of moving targets, with an improved focus time.
Images can be captured with a dynamic range up to 120dB, and in Pro mode, 14bit RAW. In order to achieve this, the GNK works in three ISO modes, reducing motion artifacts.
The sensor can also record videos at 8K 30fps, without losing much field of view. It also supports HDR videos and FHD footage at 240fps.
It remains unclear what phones will gain this sensor, however it’s likely the first phone with it will arrive next year.