Samsung Electronics, a global leader in semiconductor technology, unveiled the first-of-its-kind 0.64 micrometer-pixel image sensor, the 50-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL JN1. The newly launched mobile sensor leverages innovative advancements in pixel technology to minimize chip size and simultaneously enhancing light sensitivity and phase detection attributes. The new sensor offers 50MP options for smartphone front and rear-facing cameras.
The 50 MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is equipped with advanced pixel technologies such as ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO and Double Super PDAF that enables it to capture vivid images in the smallest 50MP mobile sensor. The pixel technology enhances the sensitivity of light by nearly 16% and for low-light environments the sensor leverages four-to-one pixel binning technology, Tetrapixel, developed by Samsung. This technology combines four adjacent 0.64µm-pixels into one 1.28 µm-pixel to enhance light sensitivity for vivid and bright 12.5MP pictures. ISOCELL JN1 is a highly adaptable image sensor developed by Samsung. The sensor is highly compatible with 1/2.8-inch products which allows the incorporation of sensor for front-facing camera, ultra-wide or telephoto cameras. Users will be able to capture detailed selfies and pictures in 50MP resolution, high-resolution video up to 4K, and high-zoom ratios. The sensor can also minimize the camera module by nearly 10% making it more streamlined and slimmer for next-generation smartphones.
These mobile camera sensors are expected to change the way people capture images using mobile devices. The new image sensor is targeted towards mid-range and affordable smartphones instead of high-end flagship devices.