Samsung announces new 50MP ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor with Dual Pixel Pro

23 February 2021
The green pixels are split diagonally to receive information on the top and bottom of the pixel as well.

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  • Anonymous

Stop saying binning mode.
Pixels do not switch position and go together.

  • Anonymous

Yes we are finally in Nokia 808 Territory, after sooooooo long,nearly a decade after, nonetheless it's here.


GN3 will brake into 1 inch realm definitely

React 2 Gadgets YT, 23 Feb 2021Huawei P40 Series has better sensor. IMX 700y. It has an RY... moreHuh? How could IMX700y be any better than GN2 when it's 24% smaller and has worse colour accuracy as well?
On top of that, so called "Octa PD" might be just another way of saying DP on a QB sensor. What Samsung calls DP Pro is essentially the same as Sony's 2x2 OCL PDAF which is a superiour technology to the conventional DP.

  • George

Just imagine if the next Pixel phone will have this camera sensor. That would be very interesting....

Rev-9, 23 Feb 202150MP is not a sweet spot by any mean that is why pixel binn... moreNot only that, but pixel binning with a modified Bayer colour filter tends to lose some, if not a lot of detail in the process. That is why you see smartphone brands always try to get their HDR algorithm right because that would compensate for the lost detail.

I like the sound of the larger sensor but not the higher megapixel. I feel like higher megapixel counts don't help alot in making a sharper image especially with the small phone lenses. However this huge sensor I'd expect would make a huge thick camera bump.

I have yet to see stellar low light performance in atleast 1080p. Someone needs to implement the Canon LI7050 in a phone.

YUKI93, 23 Feb 2021Funny you say that. 12MP is still the golden standard of to... moretrue

mi fans, 23 Feb 2021mi 10 ultra - main cam: OV48C(released last year, global re... moreaccording to ice universe mi 11 ultra is going to use GN2 instead of IMX 766

IpsDisplay, 23 Feb 2021This is a very competent sensor even better than their HMX ... moreFunny you say that. 12MP is still the golden standard of today. It's just that today's smartphone camera sensor with large Megapixel are now relying on pixel binning technique so that they don't need to build a thick camera sensor in the first place. So it doesn't matter if it's a 50MP Quad Bayer sensor or 108MP Nona Bayer sensor, you still get 12.5MP and 12MP respectively when pixel binned. So yes, 12MP IS still enough.

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021Come on guys we need massive Pixel size not interpolation o... moretrue

IpsDisplay, 23 Feb 2021This is a very competent sensor even better than their HMX ... more50MP is not a sweet spot by any mean that is why pixel binning is there. but pixel binning has its own cons like slow sensor readout compared to low resolution sensors

amazing sensor, but it won't translate in to amazing output without good quality optics and image processing

mi fans, 23 Feb 2021mi 10 ultra - main cam: OV48C(released last year, global re... moreI hope Xiaomi will use the new Omnivision OV50 sensor released last week.It will be available in the second half of the year,just in time for the new Mi11 Ultra.Ut comes with 100%PDAF coverage so I think it will be it's main advantage over Samsung's latest sensors.It can be used for both main/wide and ultrawide snappers...

This is a very competent sensor even better than their HMX series lol

All the "12 mp is enough" folks are slowly dying out lmao

The new standard sweet spot is 50MP

People who saw this new high mega pixel count trend automatically assumed that the technological weather was the same as in the past

They weren't paying attention to how modern sensors are using quad bayer and are getting considerably larger in size this was not the case in the past

  • Anonymous

mi fans, 23 Feb 2021mi 10 ultra - main cam: OV48C(released last year, global re... moreBoth might use hm1 sensor but both suck photography

  • AK

For the Note 21 Ultra? Let's see

  • Anonymous

Come on guys we need massive Pixel size not interpolation or simulating larger size one.

  • Anonymous

The background music was annoying AF LoL

  • mi fans

mi 10 ultra - main cam: OV48C(released last year, global release in this year)
mi 11 ultra - Main cam:IMX766 (Already we from mi 11 ultra leak by filippino guy)
mi 11 pro - Main Cam: GN2 (upcoming)

  • Mm

First on mi 11u