Samsung is stretching the boundaries again on pixel sizes with its latest smartphone camera sensor. The Isocell JN1 fits 50 megapixels into a small 1/2.76-inch format for a pixel size of simply 0.64 micrometers.
That is impressively more modest than the 0.7 micrometer pixels found on its 43.7-megapixel Isocell Slim GH1 sensor released back in 2019. “The new Isocell JN1 at 0.64μm will be able to equip tomorrow’s sleekest smartphones with ultra-high resolution mobile photographs,” said Samsung Electronics leader VP Duckhyun Chang.
The small sensor size will be valuable for multi-camera setups, letting smartphone designers utilize the sensor for front-facing, ultra-wide, telephoto or standard cameras, contingent upon the setup and resolution required. It will likewise diminish camera module thicknesses by around 10%, Samsung said.
The issue with tiny pixels is that they can’t assemble as much light as bigger pixels. Thus, for low light shooting, the sensor consolidates four pixels in one, boosting light by multiple times while diminishing the sensor resolution to 12.5 megapixels.
In addition, it utilizes Samsung’s new Isocell 2.0 tech that replaces metal hindrances between shading channels with a material that diminishes light loss, boosting sensitivity up to 16 percent.
The new sensor likewise consolidates Samsung’s “double super PD” (phase detect) autofocus with multiple times the phase detect pixel density, improving AF performance in low-light situations.
The new sensor additionally upholds 4K video at 60 fps or full HD at 240 fps. Samsung said the JN1 is currently in large scale production, so anticipate that it should show up in new cell phones soon.