Samsung Shrinks Latest Isocell Camera Sensors
Samsung this week announced two new Isocell image sensors for smartphones and IoT devices. The first is the Isocell Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, a 12-megapixel sensor with pixels that measure 1.28-micrometers (μm). Samsung says this particular sensor has two photodiodes in each pixel, rather than one, which helps the sensor lock focus on the smallest objects even in low light. The Dual Pixels also help create bokeh effects. Moreover, the Fast 2L9's slim design will allow it to fit into smartphones without creating a camera bump on the exterior of the phone. The Isocell Slim 2X7 sensor is the first to have a pixel size below 1.0μm, according to Samsung; its pixels measure just 0.9μm. Samsung says despite the small pixel size, the Slim 2X7 is still able to capture accurate color with less noise thanks to its deep trench isolation, which reduces crosstalk between the pixels. The Slim 2X7 also boasts Tetracell technology, which lets the sensor take brighter photographs in the dark. The incredibly small size will allow the Slim 2X7 to easily fit into smartphones and other consumer electronics without contributing to size or thickness. Samsung didn't say when the Fast 2L9 and Slim 2X7 will ship.
Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules
Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung's Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers.
Samsung Reveals New Exynos 9 Processor and Camera Sensor
Samsung updated its Exynos 9 Series processor and also debuted a fresh camera sensor for smartphones. The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is a flagship-class application processor built on Samsung's second-generation 10nm FinFET process.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
Sony Reveals the Xperia Z5 In Small and Large Sizes with 4K Display
Sony today announced the Xperia Z5, a family of flagship smartphones that range in features and size. All three versions rely on the same slim metal design from previous generations of Xperia Z devices with glass on the front and back surfaces.
Samsung Brings Infinity Displays to Its Galaxy A6 Mid-Range Phones
Samsung today announced the Galaxy A6 and A6+, mid-range phones that for the first time adopt its Infinity Display. The smaller A6 has a 5.6-inch screen with 1,480 by 720 pixels and the larger A6+ has a 6-inch screen with 2,220 by 1,080 pixels, giving them each an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.