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.