Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus camera sensor upgrades low light performance

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Samsung unveiled the new ISOCELL Plus technology today, touting sharper images and more accurate photos involved in simple and challenging light environments.

ISOCELL Plus predictably resulted from its first emphasis of ISOCELL in 2013, followed by last year’s focus-boosting imaging sensor that could be positioned agilely into ultra slim phones.

Distinctively, the 16-megapixel Slim 3P9 launched in early 2018, boasting a plug-and-play solution for mobile devices, leaving ISOCELL Plus to increase through innovation and generational development.

ISOCELL technology works by creating a physical barrier between pixels, which reduces color crossover and allows each pixel to absorb more light than the typical backside-illuminated image sensors. However, as this barrier is made up of a metal grid, some light can be inadvertently absorbed or reflected. In ISOCELL Plus, the metal barrier has been replaced with a new material, developed by Fujifilm, which minimizes any optical loss.

As a result, consumers experience a higher color fidelity, in addition to Samsung’s 15 percent boost in light sensitivity. Users experience compatibility with super-resolution cameras over 20 megapixels, representing better phone pictures on demand.

“Through close collaboration with Fujifilm, an industry leader in imaging and information technology, we have pushed the boundaries of CMOS image sensor technology even further,” said Ben K. Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “The ISOCELL Plus will not only enable the development of ultra-high-resolution sensors with incredibly small pixel dimensions, but also bring performance advancements for sensors with larger pixel designs.”

The ISOCELL Plus will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held from June 27 to 29.