Samsung reveals its advanced 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL camera sensor on September 16, 2020. The new Samsung ISOCELL camera sensors for its 0.7 micrometers (μm)-pixel product lineup; ISOCELL HM2, ISOCELL GW3, ISOCELL GM5, and ISOCELL JD1 is now spotted in China.
The industry’s smallest pixel microchip realizes a more stylish design and a more compact camera size. A new generation of 0.7μm lineup equipped with the new ISOCELL 2.0-pixel technology will be launched at the end of the year
September 16, 2020:
Samsung has revealed a new report on its global newsroom about its Advanced 0.7μm-Pixel ISOCELL camera sensor. Samsung, today introduced four new Samsung ISOCELL camera sensors for its 0.7 micrometers (μm)-pixel product lineup; 108-megapixel (MP) ISOCELL HM2, 64MP ISOCELL GW3, 48MP ISOCELL GM5 and 32MP ISOCELL JD1. With the new 0.7μm ISOCELL technology, Samsung plans to expand the ultra-high-resolution offerings to mainstream smartphones.
“Samsung continues to pioneer innovations, such as ISOCELL Plus and Smart ISO, to deliver more pixels in a smaller package,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “Last year, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 0.7μm-pixel camera 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.”
In the latest 0.7μm products to be introduced later this year, Samsung will start rolling out an enhanced pixel technology, ISOCELL 2.0, which allows excellent performance despite the challenges with decreasing pixel sizes. The new technology further enhanced the wall structure between cells, resulting in an added light sensitivity of up to 12 percent compared to the current ISOCELL Plus technology.
The New 0.7μm Lineup;
- ISOCELL HM2 is Samsung’s third 108MP camera sensor following the HMX and HM1. The new 108MP-sensor is around 15-percent smaller than the 0.8μm-based predecessors and reduces the height of the camera module by 10 percent.
- ISOCELL GW3 is a 64MP-camera sensor optimized for mainstream devices. Thanks to the smaller pixel size, the GW3’s optical size is nearly identical to that of Samsung’s 0.8μm 48MP camera sensor. In addition to Tetracell and Smart-ISO technologies that help the sensor take bright camera with high color fidelity, the GW3 is ideal for active lifestyles, featuring gyro-based electronic camera stabilization (EIS) for sharper still photos and steadier videos.
- ISOCELL GM5 is a versatile 48MP-camera sensor designed for use in telescoping or ultra-wide angle cameras. When used as a 5x optical telescoping sensor for folded-zoom, the GM5 takes full advantage of the compact 0.7μm pixel size that minimizes the camera bulge. For ultra-wide shots, the GM5 supports high-speed full-HD recording at 480fps. The sensor also offers a staggered-HDR feature, a faster and more power-efficient HDR technology that expedites image processing by sending a readout of long, medium, and short exposures of each row of pixels respectively to the mobile processor.
- ISOCELL JD1 is the industry’s smallest 32MP-cameraca sensor at 1/3.14-inches, making it an ideal solution for smartphones with bezel-less displays that incorporate a hole-in-active-area or motorized pop-up mechanism for the front-facing camera.
Pixel boost crucial for Android, Google Search as Samsung, Huawei loom large: Source
Samsung may have made Google its biggest rival in the smartphone market. Previously, Samsung considered replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. This attempt by Samsung may have triggered Google to seek Pixel boost for Android and Search.
According to a report, Google managed to achieve a milestone of selling 10 million Pixel devices in 2023. The company sets an ambitious target to exceed 10 million Pixel sales target this year as well. There are multiple motives for Google apart from expanding the smartphone business.
A source with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia that keeping Google’s Pixel phone business thriving is important for the sustainability of its search engine and mobile operating system ecosystem when Huawei’s HarmonyOS user base is growing and Samsung attempted to switch default search engine.
HarmonyOS is a direct competitor to Google’s Android, which is growing rapidly. Whereas, Samsung is becoming a big threat to Google’s hold on its OS due to the highest number of shipments. We are also seeing Galaxy-exclusive Android features launching over the past two years.
Apart from this, the US tech giant has also told suppliers to start making its Pixel smartphones in India by the next quarter at the earliest to further diversify its supply chain away from China and capture the booming Indian smartphone market.
Samsung reveals 11 One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features coming to S23, Z Flip/Fold 5 and Tab S9
It’s a big day for Samsung fans waiting for the Galaxy AI and One UI 6.1 update. The Galaxy maker not only announced the update’s late March availability but also revealed 11 One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features that are coming to the Galaxy S23 series, Tab S9 series, S23 FE, Z Flip 5, and Z Fold 5.
Eleven One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features coming to your Galaxy
Samsung’s update will bring many new AI-derived features to eligible devices. The list includes the ability to adjust message tone and translate messages in 13 different languages using Chat Assist. Besides, Galaxy users can experience the power of real-time interactions through Live Translate.
With Interpreter, Galaxy users can also engage in spontaneous conversations with locals while traveling as the split-screen feature generates text translations for live conversations. Circle to Search also expands to more Galaxies, which generates intuitive search results with a swift circle-motioned gesture.
The upcoming Note Assist functionality will allow users to create formats, generate summaries, and translate notes. In addition, Samsung Internet’s Browsing Assist enables individuals to stay up to speed faster by generating comprehensive summaries of news articles.
Transcript Assist can also easily transcribe meeting recordings and generate summaries and translations. Through Generative Edit, AI-supported devices can easily resize, reposition, or realign objects in photos to perfect a great shot.
Users can also polish any photo faster and easier than ever with Edit Suggestion. The most interesting feature of Galaxy AI is Instant Slow-Mo which can generate additional frames for slow-motion videos to capture action-packed moments.
Last but not least, Galaxy AI also has futuristic customization capabilities for Galaxy consumers. Customizing Galaxy devices is even easier than before through AI-generated wallpapers, enabling AI-supported devices to bring users’ creativity to life.
Official: Here’s when One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI 6.1 update coming to Samsung devices
Google initiated the Android 15 development program intending to seed it to the Public by September this year. Samsung, on the other side, today announced the One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI update rollout timeline for many smartphones and tablets.
Samsung officially revealed that the One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features coming to eligible flagship devices by the end of March 2024. The company reiterated that the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, as well as Tab S9 series are eligible for this major upgrade.
The South Korean tech giant has been testing the One UI 6.1 for various older Galaxy devices. Meanwhile, it should be noted that Galaxy AI features won’t be available on any lineup released before 2023. The company is keeping the availability limited so people consider upgrading to a new Galaxy.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S24 series with a hybrid approach, bringing both on-device and cloud-based AI and Generative AI features. President Roh also stated that Samsung plans to bring the Galaxy AI experience to over 100 million Galaxy users within 2024.
Galaxy AI Features:
- Chat Assist
- Live Translate
- Circle to Search
- Note Assist
- Browsing Assist
- Transcript Assist
- Generative Edit
- Edit Suggestion
- Instant Slow-Mo
- AI Wallpaper Generator
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