South Korean tech major giant, Samsung, has introduced a new image sensor, dubbed as ISOCELL Slim 3T2. The image sensor is touted to be the smallest image sensor in the smartphone industry.
The 0.8μm-pixel image sensor spans 1/3.4 inches (approximately 5.1-millimeters diagonally) and supports 20-megapixel resolution for both, the front and the rear cameras of a smartphone.
Meant primarily for the smartphones in the mid-range segment, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is backed by the Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology which captures more light, generating detailed and clear resultant images.
Jinhyun Kwon, Vice President of System LSI sensor marketing at Samsung Electronics said:
The new image sensor will mainly support the new phone display trends such as the in-hole display or the notched one. For this, its small size factor will help in comfortably fitting inside the camera modules for such type of screens.
Additionally, the company’s Tetracell technology calls for brighter and sharper pictures. The Samsung ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is expected to be in mass production in Quarter 1, 2019.