Samsung Introduces Ultra-Slim 20MP ISOCELL Image Sensor for Full-Screen Display Phones

A South Korean electronics major, Samsung has today unveiled its new ISOCELL image sensor for full-screen smartphones. Apart from the smartphones, Samsung Electronics is also a leader in advanced semiconductor technology. New ISOCELL Slim 3T2 promises to deliver the high resolution and allegedly it is industry’s most compact image sensor which measures 5.1mm diagonally.

Samsung’s new Slim 3T2 sensor will deliver the excellent detailed images through its 20million active pixels. According to Samsung’s report, the sensor has adopted the Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology that helps sensor to capture the pixels and absorb more light information in order to deliver the accurate color. The sensor can be used for both fronts as well as for back camera. Furthermore, Samsung’s Slim 3T2 also contains Samsung’s Tetracell technology. With this tech, it is able to merge four pixels to work as one which majority of the present camera sensor does. Because this helps sensor for better color reproduction without any noise in low-light conditions.

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The ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is our smallest and most versatile 20Mp image sensor that helps mobile device manufacturers bring differentiated consumer value not only in camera performance but also in features including hardware design,” said Jinhyun Kwon, Samsung Electronics’ Vice President of System LSI sensor marketing.

In 2019, the smartphone manufacturers are moving towards the punch-hole design from the notch. In such cases, the front-facing camera requires to be sized small to provide the larger screen area. With minimized size, it requires to capture the high-quality images. While Samsung’s new ISOCELL Slim 3T2 sensor only measures 5.1mm diagonally, it will fit into a tiny module and help to provide more space. When applied this sensor to the rear camera, according to the Samsung, this 20MP sensor will be 60% more effective in terms of resolution at freaking 10x digital zoom.

So, it is not yet unveiled when this sensor will be available, although we can expect it will be available in the first quarter of 2019. What do you think about this?


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