Samsung announces ISOCELL camera sensor for smartphones and tablets


Samsung has just announced a new range of image sensors called ISOCELL, which will seemingly offer better low light shots and better looking images overall. The image sensor is slated to go into mass production from Q4 this year, and should be ideal for the upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship.

Apart from better low light images, the ISOCELL image sensor separates each pixel of the subject individually, providing better exposure and clearer pictures. Samsung claims this sensor will have improved color accuracy by about 30% compared to standard BSI (back side illumination) sensors which are used in modern day smartphones.

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Samsung’s first batch of ISOCELL sensors will be 8MP in size and with 1.12 micron ISOCELL pixels. This sensor will be compatible with future Samsung smartphones and tablets, so we can see Samsung making the shift from standard BSI sensors to ISOCELL sensors by the end of 2014, beginning with the Galaxy S5 of course. This new imaging sensor won’t have much of an impact on the average user to be honest, but it’s certainly going to provide better images than what we’re used to today.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

Via: Phone Arena