Samsung has revealed its lastest smartphone camera sensor with a new feature called Dual Pixel Pro. The 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN2 sensor will likely show up in Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy smartphones and other devices.
With Dual Pixel phase-detect technology, every sensor pixel is split vertically into two photodiodes. Every pixel on the sensor is used for autofocus
Another added feature on the GN2 sensor is something Samsung calls staggered HDR technology. If you’re shooting high-contrast scenes like sunsets, it can capture multiple frames in short, middle, and long exposures.
The GN2 also makes use of a feature called Smart ISO. That effectively uses multiple ISO settings in a single photo to “create high dynamic range images with fewer motion-artifacts,” according to Samsung.
The GN2 can produce 100-megapixel images with an intelligent re-mosaic algorithm, merging three individual 50-megapixel layers in red, green, and blue. “These frames are then up-scaled and merged to produce a single ultra-high 100-megapixel resolution photograph,” according to Samsung.