Samsung announced two new ISOCELL sensors. Designed both for its own smartphones and those of third-party brands, the ISOCELL Bright GM1 and GD1 sensors are supposed to allow manufacturers to build smaller modules while increasing the number of pixels.
While this is not the first time that we hear about ISOCELL technology from Samsung, but it is interesting to know that the South Korean company wants to exploit it more to improve the quality of the device. picture of our phones. As a reminder, many Asian giant terminals, including the Galaxy S5, already adopt this standard of separating pixels to have less noise on photos taken in a low light environment. Samsung is continuing its efforts to adapt ISOCELL technology to the current concepts that govern the world of mobile telephony.
Also, it has just introduced the ISOCELL Bright GM1 48 megapixel and Bright GD1 32 megapixel sensors.
Two new ISOCELL sensors of 0.8 micrometer
Samsung's GM1 and GD1 sensors have the particularity of being 0.8 micrometres (μm). In other words, they offer greater design flexibility as manufacturers will now be able to integrate smaller photo modules into our smartphones without having to decrease the number of pixels. In fact, this configuration will even increase the resolution while reducing the size of the sensor.
According to Fonearena, the two new ISOCELL sensors are based on Samsung's latest pixel isolation technology. Called ISOCELL Plus, it improves the performance of small pixels, making it the best option for brands that want to design smartphones with high resolution cameras.
A sensitivity to light equivalent to that of a 1.6 μm image sensor
And that's not all ! Thanks to Tetracell technology in which four pixels are merged to increase the sensitivity to light, Samsung's ISOCELL Bright GM1 and Bright GD1 sensors offer light sensitivity equivalent to that of a 1.6 μm image sensor , respectively, with resolutions of 12 and 8 million pixels.
Note also the support for electronic image stabilization (EIS) which is based on the gyroscope. This technique aims to make the image capture fast and accurate. For its part, the GD1 is compatible with the HDR standard to offer a more balanced exposure. Through protocol compliance High dynamic range, the colors will be richer and the level of detail higher.
For information, the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and GD1 are expected to enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2018.