Samsung today introduced a pair of ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors that will support the development of more smartphones that incorporate as many cameras as possible into their design.
The new 0.8-micron pixel image sensors are the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 with 48 megapixels and ISOCELL Bright GD1 with 32 megapixels. Samsung says the new sensors offer greater design flexibility even with a reduced pixel size which means, among other things, more cameras for smartphone designs, as well as better space utilization in increasingly slimmer and bezel-free enclosures. Both sensors are also based on Samsung's latest pixel isolation technology, which optimizes performance specifically for smaller-sized pixels.
"The demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors is increasing as smartphones evolve, providing new and exciting camera experiences for users," said Ben Hur, vice president of LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. "With the introduction of our innovative image sensors with a resolution of 0.8 μm and Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1
Samsung expects both sensors to be used in mass production fourth quarter. In addition to the Tetracell technology, the company says that when four pixels are joined together to increase photosensitivity, the GM1 and GD1 can provide photosensitivity comparable to that of a 1.6-micron pixel image sensor at a resolution of 12 Mp or 8 Mp corresponds. The sensors also support electronic image stabilization, and a high-dynamic-range real-time function is part of the GD1 for more balanced exposure, more colorful and detailed shots when filming selfie videos or streaming live video, even in low-light environments. [19659004SamsungannouncesanISOOCELLtechnologyfirstintheyear2013whichreducescolorcrosstalkbetweenpixelingincludingaphysicalbearerandlittlepixelimprovingcolourthreactivity
Like the people at SamMobile Note: Meanwhile, cameras have become a defining feature that sets some smartphones apart from others. "Manufacturers have therefore integrated multiple cameras while maintaining the sleek design of their devices. Samsung's new solutions meet this demand for ultra-small, high-resolution image sensors. "