Fine details with true-to-life colors
Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 is an ultra-high 48Mp resolution 1/2.25" image sensor with amazing light-sensitivity with Tetracell/Remosaic technology.


Tiny yet powerful pixel performance
ISOCELL Plus technology uses special wall material that reduces optical loss and light reflection allowing the sensor to receive more light even in sub-micro sized pixels. This enables ISOCELL GM2 to pack 48 million of 0.8um pixels in small 1/2.25” sensor and deliver high color fidelity and quality pictures.
ISOCELL Bright GM2, 48MP resolution image sensor.

Tetracell Technology

Take sharp and brighter night shots
ISOCELL GM2 comes with special Tetracell technology that merges four neighboring 0.8um pixels to act as single 1.6um pixel. This increases the light sensitivity of the images sensor by four times making it ideal when taking bright 12Mp pictures in the night time or in-doors. When in well-lit area such as outdoors, ISOCELL GM2 uses Remosaic algorithm to re-organize colors on the color filter array to RGB Bayer pattern to take highly detailed 48Mp photographs.
An illustrative image of ISOCELL Plus optimized pixel architecture with metal grids are formed over the photodiodes to reduce interference between the pixels, which can also lead to some optical loss as metals tend to reflect and/or absorb the incoming light.

Super-PD Auto Focus

Don’t miss the moment you love
ISOCELL GM2 allows smartphones or mobile cameras to take pictures right off the bat with incredibly fast Super-PD Auto Focus. Super-PD AF focuses by using a special oval lens over two pixels to work as one of many phase detecting agents in the sensor. Moving or not, subjects captured will be sharper with Super-PD AF.
* Stock image is used. Images are simulated for illustration purposes only.
An illustrative image of an image sensor silhouette against a captured moment of splashing particles.


Optimal dynamic range with less noise
ISOCELL GM2 is embedded with the Smart-ISO, a light(photon) to electric signal converting mechanism that adjust the conversion based on the brightness or darkness of the environment. With Smart-ISO, pictures taken in low-lit environment are less noisy and are more detail and colorful in sunny out-doors.
  • An illustrative image of Smart-ISO technology with two native ISOs, including low and a high ISO.

Smart WDR

Capture extraordinary
range of contrast
ISOCELL GM2 is structured with specific sWDR pattern to receive and process two different sets of exposure for real time HDR. With multi-exposure processing, pictures taken where dark and light areas co-exist will stay sharp with appropriate brightness.
* Stock image is used. Images are simulated for illustration purposes only.
An image of antelope canyon in long time exposure. Long time exposure
An image of antelope canyon in short time exposure. Short time exposure
An image of antelope canyon with Smart WDR features delivers a high color fidelity.
Smart WDR
  • Effective Resolution

    8000x6000 (48Mp)
  • Pixel Size

  • Optical Format

  • Pixel Type

    ISOCELL Plus
  • Color filter

    TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern
  • Normal Frame Rate

    Up to 10fps @full (TetraCell RGB Bayer),
    30fps @12M (Bayer)
  • Video Frame Rate

    Up to 240fps @FHD
  • Shutter Type

    Electronic Rolling Shutter
    and Global Reset
  • ADC Accuracy

  • Supply voltage

    2.8V for Analog, 1.8V for I/O,
    and 1.05V for digital core supply
  • Operating Temperature

    -20℃ to +70℃
  • Interface

    MIPI 4 Lane RAW
  • Chroma

  • Auto Focus

    Super-PD (PDAF)
  • WDR

    Smart WDR
  • Output Formats

    RAW8 (using DPCM/PCM compression),
  • Analog gain


All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.