What will the future generation of smartphones be like? It’s hard to know, but Samsung wants us to see where the shots will go, and it seems that the terrain of photography will be one of the strongholds of Samsung’s Galaxy family. Thus, the manufacturer just introduced to the ISOCELL world, the new CMOS sensor for smartphones in the house. Samsung announced a new ISOCELL sensor at the second MWX held this year in Shanghai, China. It has an “advanced pixel technology” that offers improved color even in deficient light conditions. This new sensor will reach the smartphones and tablets “premium” in the house, and its mass production will begin later this year. ISOCELL manages to improve the current BSI sensors “by incorporating a physical barrier between the pixels” so that more photons are obtained and thus improve the quality of the image. These improvements allow the dynamic range of the photos to be increased by 30%.
It is rumored that Galaxy Note 8 will have two lenses, one of telephoto and one of wide-angle. This would allow the company to merge features of blurring the background and highlighting the iPhone’s bokeh effect alongside capturing large photographs (such as the LG G6).
What are ISOCELL and what’s New?
Samsung developed new ISOCELL sensors as a brand name for the range of its CMOS image sensors that are made using a unique sensor design layout when they are compared to the more standard front and back. Illuminated sensors made by other manufacturers. The design of this sensor is based on 3D-Backside Illuminated Pixel technology with F-DTI (Front-Side Deep-Trench Isolation) and VTG (Vertical Transfer Gate), which boasts some improvements like light capture. Despite the launch of the brand, the ISOCELL sensor by Samsung has been around since the year 2013 and has made the debut inside the flagship of Galaxy S5.
Putting it briefly; the ISOCELL technology was made so it can reduce the crosstalk issue that comes inside pixel sized camera sensors that are small. The size of camera pixels in all the smartphones is incredibly small, and they are packed tightly together. This results in inevitable light bleed between the RGB cells which gives more noise and known as crosstalk. By isolating these photodiode cells better, the sensitivity of camera pixels can be increased by Samsung, which will result in much better light capture and lower crosswalk (noise) despite the small size of the sensor.
Closer look at the latest sensors
As expected, the technology advancement never stops. This time the tech giant Samsung presents its new ISOCELL sensors for Smartphones a new range with different variants. We will find four variants of sensors, with which each one performs a specific function. The new range of ISOCELL sensors are composed of:
- ISOCELL Fast: As its name indicates speed, this sensor will focus on providing a high-speed auto focus, with which one can take a snapshot or series of snapshots in a very short time span. The best and fastest focusing speed of the camera. Capturing concrete moments in moving images is very easy with this
- ISOCELL Bright: Brightness is a current problem that many people try to solve. However, the new Bright sensor promises brighter and more clearly defined images in low light. The ISOCELL sensors will be characterized by crisp and clear photographs, with high color fidelity and ability to reduce noise in poorly lit environments. This seems like one of the most exciting features since it can easily be used in a great variety of situation and will probably reach a more significant number of users.
- ISOCELL Slim: As the name implies small size of these sensors matters the most. These sensors are capable of producing the smallest pixels in the market, between 0.9 and 1.0 um.
- ISOCELL Dual: And, to finish, we come to one of the features which are probably the most interesting one that we’ve mentioned above. This sensor presents its focus on Smartphones with the 13MP dual camera. They are specifically designed for terminals which are to be included dual sensor cameras. It is something very new inside Samsung since as we commented before, it has never been released in this market, and this seems to be the beginning for it to do so.
It is still unknown that how long will it take for these sensors to come in the market but is speculated by the end of this year. As always you will always get the best information and market news. Share with your friends and follow us on our social networks. Until next time!
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