43.7MP ISOCELL Slim GH1 mobile sensor with 0.7μm pixels announced by Samsung.
Mobile Photography
September 25, 2019

Samsung had announced its tiniest camera sensor to date, the ISOCELL Slim GH1 on 24th September 2019 at Korea.

This sensor is designed specifically for ‘slim full-display devices,’ the pixels measure just 0.7 micrometers (μm) each for a total 43.7-megapixels (7,968 x 5,480 pixels) of resolution. As its name suggests, the ISOCELL Slim GH1 uses Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology, which uses pixel isolation to minimize color cross-talk, an issue that becomes more problematic as the smaller the pixels get.


Samsung also notes the ISOCELL Slim GH1 offers its Tetracell technology, which uses pixel-merging methods to give the sensor ‘light sensitivity equivalent to that of a 1.4μm-pixel image sensor.’

Samsung also stated that the ISOCELL Slim GH1 is capable of recording 4K video at up to 60 frames per second by using Samsung’s Tetracell technology to downsample the footage down to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, a resolution that covers the standard resolution of 4K video (3,840 x 2,160 pixels). It also features phase detection autofocus, real-time HDR capabilities, and gyro-based electronic image stabilization (EIS).


Samsung says it will start production of the ISOCELL Slim GH1 by the end of the year, meaning we probably won’t see it inside any devices until 2020. Based on the 'Slim' nomenclature and the mention of 'selfie' in the press release, it's likely this the particular sensor will be used as a front-facing camera, although it's certainly not limited to such implementations.


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