Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor may debut on a Xiaomi phone this end of month

An early leak of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

Last February, Samsung announced a new 50MP 1.4µm sensor called ISOCELL GN2. This time, new leaks showed up that this new sensor will debut on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra when it launches late this month.

Also last month, a Filipino tech blogger showed leaks about the Mi 11 Ultra, showing various images of what the phone may look like.

According to a popular and reliable tipster IceUniverse, the GN2 Sensor will be “the largest mobile sensor of 2021” which will bring an unprecedented experience. He also said that this sensor will debut on a Xiaomi phone, more likely the Mi 11 Ultra, at the end of the month.

The Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor is the successor of the GN1 sensor. The new sensor offers up to 100MP imaging, improved auto focus, large 1.4 micrometer pixel size, and Dual Pixel Pro technology.

The sensor also has an implemented tech called “Smart ISO Pro” which lets the AI of the phone adjust ISO values accordingly, no matter the lighting conditions.

The sensor measures 1/1.112 inch, and in low-light environments, the sensor can simulate up to 2.8µm pixel size for a much brighter and sharper low-light image

The sensor also has an improved dynamic range through the use of its “Staggered-HDR” technology. According to Samsung, this technology is a time multi-plexed technology that uses rolling shutters over the same pixel array to capture frames in short, medium or long exposures. Simply saying, it uses an AI algorithm to determine the scene, and then use that data to adjust the dynamic range accordingly.

For video, the sensor can take videos up to 4K @120fps.

Source: Samsung Newsroom