- Samsung announced a new camera sensor designed for displays and slots with holes.
- ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is a 20 megapixel sensor capable of delivering a 5 megapixel pixel
- The Samsung sensor is expected to enter mass production in Q1 2019.
Samsung announced ISOCELL Slim 3T2, a 20- megapixel camera, which is made for holes. phase switching to suitable full-featured smartphones, as the lower display output makes less intrusive experience. But a smaller incision also means that the camera sensor should be small and slim to fit into the hole. Enter Samsung's solution to the problem.
"To support smartphones with the latest display features, such as" open display "or" tooth design, "front image sensors have to reduce their size while capturing high-quality images. The 1 / 3.4-inch 3T2 fits snugly into a small module that makes more room for the display, "notes the South Korean company in its press release.
Samsung also receives signals from its GM1 48MP camera sensor, using the same pixel size of 0.8 microns per 20MP sensor. And like the 48-megapixel arrow, the manufacturer uses pixel-binning to get the most out of the sensor. This process basically combines data from four neighboring pixels in one pixel, providing better image quality at the expense of resolution. In fact, Samsung says the phone accepts pixels that are equivalent to those of a 5 megapixel megapixel sensor.
We're glad to see that the company uses the pixel approach because the 20MP camera with these tiny pixels looks like a recipe for disappointing weaknesses.
Samsung also says that this sensor can be used for TV cameras back, claiming it is capable of keep "60% higher effective resolution at 10x digital zoom" of 13MP of similar size. However, the low light performance is another story, and one would have thought that a traditional 13 megapixel telephoto camera with a larger sensor is still the better option in this situation.
The Korean brand says ISOCELL Slim 3T2 will be mass-produced in the first quarter of the year. So you do not have to wait too long to see phones with this technology.
Can we see this on the Galaxy S10? We have certainly noticed a trend in the industry to deploy high resolution cameras and / or a pixel on the front. Samsung said the sensor was created for "the finest middle class smartphones."
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