The South Korean giant Samsung has announced its four new 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL image sensors today through which the company intends to expand the ultra-high-resolution offerings to mainstream smartphones. The four mobile images sensors include; 108-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL HM2, 64MP ISOCELL GW3, 48MP ISOCELL GM5, and 32MP ISOCELL JD1.
According to the report from Samsung Newsroom, the new image sensors are now 15% smaller than the 0.8μm sensors of similar resolution. Apart from that, the camera module’s height also reduced by 10%, which will help smartphone manufacturers make the module more streamlined and slimmer.
Yongin Park, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics, said in the official blog post,
“Samsung continues to pioneer innovations, such as ISOCELL Plus and Smart ISO, to deliver more pixels in a smaller package.”
He further added,
“Last year, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 0.7μm-pixel image sensor and the first 108Mp sensors. Now we are bringing more of the advanced pixel technologies to mobile cameras in a variety of options that will enable high-resolution images and sleeker designs in a wider selection of tomorrow’s mobile devices.”
The new 0.7μm sensors will also feature the ISOCELL 2.0-pixel technology from Samsung, which will improve performance even though the pixel size decreases in size. Moreover, to capture a sufficient amount of light, the company uses its ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technologies optimized for 0.7μm.
Samsung is currently sampling the GM5 image sensor. Meanwhile, the Samsung ISOCELL HM2, GW3, and JD1 are now in mass production. As for the availability, the company has not said anything about when we will see the image sensor on a smartphone, but all we can do is hope for it to be sooner than later.