iQOO 9 series to use Samsung ISOCELL GN5 main sensor

Michail, 22 December 2021

After learning about the iQOO 9 series display tech yesterday, the vivo sub-brand is now teasing the camera specs of its upcoming flagship. An iQOO official took to Weibo to detail a brand new custom camera sensor with improved imaging capabilities which was later suggested by Ice Universe and Digital Chat Station to be Samsung’s 1/1.57-inch ISOCELL GN5 sensor – a 50MP 1.0μm sensor.

Samsung ISOCEEL GN5 sensor (image: Samsung)
Samsung ISOCEEL GN5 sensor (image: Samsung)

Apart from the large pixels, the Samsung imager brings all-direction autofocus and should offer a noticeable step up from the iQOO 8 series. Elsewhere, the iQOO 9 series is expected to bring Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 120Hz Samsung-made E5 OLED displays with a 6.78” diagonal on the Pro variant and 120W charging. The iQOO 9 series is expected to debut in China sometime in January.

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Reader comments

Most likely because they tested sensor size and technology, and the smaller sensor probably still gave similar or better results.

GN5 is Samsung's latest sensor that is supposed to succeed GN1, which I believe is already more light-sensitive than IMX766V. It also supports 12-bit HDR output and omnidirectional PDAF, I don't think a regular IMX766 is any "better&qu...

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Dec 2021
  • gKA

better than imx

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