Samsung Isocell JN1 0.64-micrometer pixel sensor introduced

(Pocket-lint) – Samsung has unveiled a smartphone digital camera sensor with, what it claims to be, the smallest pixel dimension but.

The Isocell JN1 is a 0.64μm pixel sensor – the smallest it managed beforehand was a sensor with 0.7μm pixels.

This new dimension permits the sensor to return with excessive resolutions – the JN1 has a 50-megapixel depend – however in a smaller kind issue.

After all, smaller pixels typically imply they’ll seemingly be much less efficient in low mild circumstances (than typical sensors we use at the moment). Nevertheless, Samsung is pitching this new sensor as both a secondary or third digital camera choice inside a cramped handset.

For instance, it may be used to bump up the decision of a front-facing selfie/video calling digital camera. Or it may be used for the telephoto and/or ultra-wide angle digital camera on a cellphone.

“Samsung’s superior pixel applied sciences have as soon as once more pushed boundaries with the utmost precision to develop a picture sensor with the trade’s smallest pixel dimension, but with highly effective efficiency,” mentioned the manager vp of Samsung’s sensor enterprise, Duckhyun Chang.

“The Isocell JN1 at 0.64μm will have the ability to equip tomorrow’s sleekest smartphones with ultra-high decision cell {photograph}.”

The brand new sensor is now in mass manufacturing. Count on to see it adopted by handset producers (and Samsung) quickly.

Writing by Rik Henderson.

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