Company revealed Samsung Today, Tuesday, a new group of smart phone camera sensors from the smaller ISOCELL series, with the aim of helping reduce the occupied space inside the device, and thus dispensing with the notch that comes with the rear cameras.
The South Korean company said in statement: It has managed to reduce the size of the hugely popular Samsung ISOCELL sensors by up to 15 percent compared to the previous generation.
The 108-megapixel ISOCELL sensor used in my phone (Galaxy S20 Ultra) and (Galaxy Note 20 Ultra) provides a small pixel unit with a size not exceeding 0.8 microns. In the new sensor, the size of the pixel does not exceed 0.7 microns.
From a purely photographic point of view, small pixels in the sensor may often reduce the sensor’s light-gathering capabilities. This usually means poor low-light performance with an increased risk of distortion within images. Usually, larger pixels are better.
However, Samsung sought to reduce the huge size of the rear camera protrusion, which is what the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra suffers from to a large degree. According to Samsung, the new ISOCELL sensors are 15 percent smaller than competing sensors that use 0.8 micron pixels with the same resolution. Sensor height has been reduced by 10 percent.
The new lineup of sensors consists of: ISOCELL HM2, ISOCELL GW3, ISOCELL GM5 and ISOCELL JD1. Samsung’s third ISOCELL HM2 sensor is 108 megapixels. It features support for the technology that merges 9 pixels together, as well as the technology of 3x zoom without any loss in resolution. There is also support for enhanced phase detection autofocus.
The ISOCELL GW3 sensor comes with a resolution of 64 megapixels, and it supports technology (electronic image stabilization) and 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. The 48MP ISOCELL GM5 sensor is intended for ultra-wide photography with 5x periscope zoom. The ISOCELL JD1 sensor comes with a resolution of 32 megapixels, and is ideal for use as a front camera in a hole.