ISOCELL GM5 48MP resolution mobile image sensor.

Stunning images in
diverse environments

Inspired by ISOCELL

Capture vivid pictures in a vast range of environments with the ISOCELL GM5. The 0.7μm, 48MP image sensor’s broad scope of pixel technologies allow you to take bright and colorful photos, no matter the lighting condition. Designed for both ultra-wide and telephoto, the ISOCELL GM5 is designed to empower you with all the tools you need to produce exceptional visual creations anytime, anywhere.


Striking up-close detail

Lifelike detail in-close and out-wide. With 0.7μm-sized 48 million pixels included in each image captured, the ISOCELL GM5 delivers crystal-clear photos, right down to the finest detail. The sensor comes with a wide camera and a tele camera, giving you more options to get the exact shots you envision. With innovative ISOCELL 2.0 technology that builds walls between pixels to enhance light sensitivity, you can take vivid, colorful pictures.
An illustrative image of enhanced pixel resolutions with ISOCELL 2.0 technology.

Staggered HDR

Create photos with lifelike contrast

Dynamic smartphone photography with rapid processing. With innovative staggered HDR technology, the ISOCELL GM5 combines long, medium and short exposure shots to maximize the dynamic range of an image. The powerful HDR technology works in Tetrapixel mode to make your photos brighter with reduced noise when it’s dark. With the ISOCELL GM5, you can capture the moment with the utmost precision and make motion blur a thing of the past.
An illustrative image of Staggered HDR technology that combines long, medium and short exposure shots to maximize the dynamic range of an image.
An illustrative image of Staggered HDR technology that combines long, medium and short exposure shots to maximize the dynamic range of an image.


Exceptional brightness and clarity

Vibrant pictures in both high and low light. With Tetrapixel technology, the ISOCELL GM5 allows for stunning pictures and accurate scene recreation in low-lit areas. The technology combines four pixels into one, allowing the GM5 to act as a large-pixel sensor and take in more light without increasing noise. In well-lit areas, the GM5 harnesses a remosaic algorithm to allow it to use all 48 million pixels to produce intricately detailed photographs.
An illustrative image of Tetrapixel technology. It improves light sensitivity in low-light conditions by combining four neighboring pixels into one, and leverages the 48MP to produce intricately detailed photographs in bright conditions.


ISO catered to every situation

Settings intelligently tailored to suit your shooting environment. With the Smart-ISO feature, the ISOCELL GM5 image sensor automatically selects the optimal ISO for your shot to ensure you capture picturesque images in all lighting environments. In bright environments, the sensor switches into low ISO mode to take clear pictures and prevent oversaturation. In low-lit settings, the sensor selects high ISO mode so that your pictures come out brighter with less noise.
  • An illustrative image of Smart-ISO technology.
    An illustrative image of Smart-ISO technology.An illustrative image of Smart-ISO technology.


Swift, precise autofocus

Capture blur-free action shots every time. With the ISOCELL GM5’s Super-PD autofocus, your smartphone camera can shoot clear photos of still or fast-moving objects at a moment’s notice. This feature is based on PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) technology, which compares the phase difference and reconciles them in much the same way as a pair of human eyes. With Super-PD autofocus, you can capture treasured moments quickly and in stunning quality.
An illustrative image of Super-PD autofocus. The boy on the BMX is clearly focused.


  • Effective Resolution
    8,064x6,048 (48.8M)
  • Pixel Size
  • Optical Format
  • Color Filter
    Tetrapixel RGB Bayer Pattern
  • Normal Frame Rate
    Up to 30fps @full, 60fps @12Mp
  • Video Frame Rate
    Up to 30fps @8K,
    120fps @4K, 480fps @FHD
  • Shutter Type
    Electronic rolling shutter
    and global reset
  • ADC Accuracy
  • Supply Voltage
    2.2V for analog, 1.8V for I/O,
    and 1.0V for digital core supply
  • Operating Temperature
    -20℃ to +70℃
  • Interface
    4 lanes (6.5Gbps per lane) D-PHY /
    3 lanes (3.5Gsps per lane) C-PHY
  • Chroma
  • Auto Focus
    Super-PD (PDAF)
  • WDR
    Staggered WDR
  • Output Formats
    RAW8 (using DPCM/PCM compression)
    and RAW10 output formats
  • Analog Gain
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