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Samsung bringing a new 8MP ISOCELL front facing mobile camera sensor

Samsung ISOCELL

Let’s face it, front facing cameras are an absolute necessity in this day and age. But simply having a camera won’t cut it as customers demand a certain amount of perfection. Keeping this in mind, Korean manufacturer Samsung has announced a new 8-megapixel front facing camera sensor based on its ISOCELL technology. This is also used in the 16-megapixel rear sensor that’s seen on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Launching a front facing camera module immediately leads to speculation about its use in a future device, although Samsung hasn’t shared details on that just yet. In Samsung’s words, the RWB color pattern on the sensor brings upgraded color fidelity and light sensitivity, which can only mean good things from a user perspective.

We can expect this camera sensor to be used with the next major Samsung flagship, the Galaxy Note 5, which is scheduled for a September 2015 release. There’s still some time for that, so we might not see this new ISOCELL front camera in action anytime soon.

We’ve seen the likes of HTC up the ante as far as front cameras are concerned with its Desire Eye handset featuring a 13-megapixel front facing camera.

Source: Business Wire

Via: Phone Arena