Samsung Unveils a 64-megapixel Sensor that Comes the Closest to Human Vision Ever!

The ISOCELL GWB smartphone sensor is the first-ever “human eye-like” smartphone sensor, according to Samsung.

Samsung says that with RGBW color filter support, it can capture images that are the closest to what the human eye perceives.

According to TechTimes, Samsung stated during a webinar that it created this groundbreaking sensor in collaboration with Tecno, a Chinese mobile phone company.

The new 64-megapixel sensor has an enhanced color filter design that contains white pixels — red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) — that the company claims will help it shoot better images by allowing it to collect more light.

The sensor will have a white sub-pixel in the RGB array, which will reportedly improve image quality in low-light scenarios and in a broader variety of lighting conditions.

Samsung claims that the combination of improved image quality and a 64-megapixel resolution allows it to capture photographs that are the most similar to how human eyes record sight.

Samsung isn’t the first company to dabble in RGBW sensors.

During a presentation in August, Oppo, for example, unveiled its new RGBW sensor.

Oppo claimed that the new sensor could capture 60% more light than previous generation sensors while also reducing visible noise in photographs by 35%.

These claims are consistent with the features of Samsung’s new ISOCELL GWB.

RGBW sensors, on the other hand, date back considerably further.

Sony introduced a new range of image sensors in 2012 that will employ “RGBW coding” to capture more vibrant colors even in extremely bright or low light situations.

“The built-in ‘RGBW Coding’ feature has realized increased sensitivity, enabling high-quality photography with low noise even in dim indoor or night environments,” Sony noted at the time.

“While adding W (White) pixels enhances sensitivity, it has the disadvantage of lowering image quality. Sony’s proprietary device technology and signal processing, on the other hand, achieves higher sensitivity without sacrificing image quality.

Furthermore, while the newly developed models’ individual pixels are extremely small at 1.12m, the “RBGW Coding” function has achieved an SN ratio (signal-to-noise ratio) equivalent to that of a unit pixel size of 1.4m under conventional methods, allowing the image sensors to achieve a higher resolution at a smaller size.”

To claim the title of “first-ever” in terms of image quality, Samsung had to do something different than its competitors.

If the firm continues to do what it has done in the past, it will most likely produce a full description of what the ISOCELL GWB will offer and how it will operate, similar to how it has done with its previous sensor features.

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