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Samsung details ISOCELL 2.0 for its next-gen camera sensors

Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensor lineup has done remarkably well in the last few years. Although it’s still behind Sony’s IMX sensors in terms of overall market share, the company’s 64MP and 108MP sensors have seen great adoption on budget and premium mid-range smartphones. The company refreshed its ISOCELL lineup last year with the introduction of...

Samsung’s new 50MP ISOCELL GN2 sensor offers faster autofocus and better low-light performance

Samsung has been giving some tough competition to Sony in the mobile image sensor space lately. Samsung was quick to sense the renewed consumer demand for high megapixel count sensors and swiftly rolled out sensors ranging from 32MP going all the way up to 108MP. As it set its eye to reach the top spot...

Samsung’s ISOCELL Vizion 33D is a 3D ToF sensor that could be coming to your next smartphone

After launching four new sensors as part of its ISOCELL 0.7μm product lineup earlier in September this year, Samsung has now added a new ToF sensor to its portfolio. The new ISOCELL Vizion 33D sensor offers enhanced depth-sensing capabilities for "best-in-class photography and AR/VR experiences." Samsung claims that its new ToF sensor can be used for...

Samsung’s new ISOCELL lineup promises smaller camera bumps on your future smartphones

Following the launch of the 50MP ISOCELL GN1 image sensor earlier this year in May, Samsung has now announced a new lineup of ISOCELL image sensors for its 0.7μm pixel product lineup. The new lineup includes four sensors — 108MP ISOCELL HM2, 64MP ISOCELL GW3, 48MP ISOCELL GM5, and 32MP ISOCELL JD1 — which are...

Samsung announces the 50MP ISOCELL GN1 image sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus

Over the last couple of years, high megapixel sensors in smartphone cameras have become the norm. Huawei led the way with 40MP sensors. Then Sony launched the 48MP IMX586 Quad Bayer sensor in 2018. The sensor ended up being used by a huge variety of popular mid-range, flagship, and budget smartphones in 2019. The relentless...

Samsung announces a 64MP ISOCELL image sensor for smartphones

This year, we are seeing high resolution cameras become more and more popular in the smartphone market. The Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30, and the Huawei P30 Pro all feature 40MP sensors. 48MP sensors are being used even in budget and mid-range phones, led by Sony's IMX586 sensor and Samsung's ISOCELL...

Samsung reveals new 48MP and 32MP ISOCELL smartphone camera sensors

Samsung makes a lot of the components for their devices in-house. That includes the excellent displays, Exynos chips, and camera sensors. The company just unveiled a pair of new sensors intended for the growing category of multi-camera smartphones. The first is the 48MP ISOCELL Bright GMI, and the second is the 32MP ISOCELL Bright GD1. Both of...

Samsung Galaxy S10 & Galaxy Note 9 may feature ISOCELL Plus tech to take better pictures

Photography is a complicated field that requires a lot of knowledge about camera sensors, optics, and more in order to make sense of technical jargon. The quality of smartphone cameras has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, thanks to advances in image processing (such as image stacking as employed by Google's...

Samsung Reveals New ISOCELL Camera Sensors, May Hint to Galaxy S9 Camera Upgrades

The Galaxy S9 isn't too far away now. We have seen a lot of information about it, from CAD renders and case renders to rumored ship dates. Samsung has confirmed that the phone will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and it's expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip in US and China markets...

Samsung Announces Exynos 9810 SoC and ISOCELL Slim 2XK7 Camera Sensor

With few exceptions, Samsung's flagship Galaxy S smartphones have come in two flavors with two different processors. Take the Galaxy S8, for example: The North American and Chinese variant has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, while the international variant has Samsung's Exynos 8895. If history is any indication, Samsung will adopt the same two-chip strategy for its...

Samsung’s Newest ISOCELL Image Sensors Are Faster and Smaller, Perfect for Mobile and IoT

Samsung Electronics recently announced their new ISOCELL image sensors, designed to be small and fast for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If you are unfamiliar, the Internet of Things usually refers to home appliance and other devices becoming smarter and being able to connect with each other. The two Samsung Image Sensor models...