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ITy Bytes 17 May

Part of the app loss issue is that a new Google Play Store feature suggests a list of unused apps to uninstall from Android devices to free up some space. A Google Play Store alert will appear in the notification tray to tell people that they can “remove unused apps for extra storage,” and tapping on the alert will bring up a list of apps that have not been opened in a while.

ITy Bytes 17 May

Samsung’s 64MP smartphone camera is the next big thing

Samsung has released two new 0.8μm pixel image sensors – the 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 and 48Mp ISOCELL Bright GM2. Announcement here

Don’t be concerned at 0.8μm pixel size when the industry talks of 1.4μm as big. The 64MP can pixel bin (combine the best pixels) down to a 16MP image giving the equivalent of a 4μm pixel size.

ITy Bytes 17 May

It uses pixel-merging Tetracell technology and a remosaic algorithm. The GW1 can produce bright 16Mp images in low-light environments and highly detailed 64Mp shots in brighter settings. To take pictures resembling the way the human eye perceives its surroundings in a mixed light environment, GW1 supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) that provides richer hues. In comparison, the dynamic range of a conventional image sensor is at around 60dB, while that of the human eye is typically considered to be around 120dB.

This is too late for the Note10 coming soon. It uses the new Galaxy S10 5G quad camera (DxoMARK report here) that has tied with Huawei P30 Pro as the best rear camera and scores a huge 97 points for its selfie camera (Huawei 89).