Samsung has just announced they have a new image sensor with 1.0μm-pixel-based 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor for mobile devices. Basically it’s a smaller chip. The real question is will it be in the Galaxy Note 5?
The soon to be released Galaxy Note 5 is a larger device, but a smaller image sensor would help to reduce the camera bulge. This new chip, known as S5K3P3, is 20% smaller in height than previous generations. It allows manufactures to develop mobile devices with minimal camera protrusion while still keeping a higher resolution camera.
Kyushik Hong, Vice President and Head of S.LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics said.
“As a trendsetter in the mobile image sensor business, we are pleased to be the first to deliver the most advanced 1.0μm-pixel imager, which meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras.” “Starting with 16Mp sensor, Samsung plans to further expand 1.0μm-pixel product category and lead the image sensor market for high performing slim mobile devices.”
Combining S5K3P3 with Samsung’s ISOCELL technology will work by dramatically reducing color crosstalk of neighboring pixels by adding physical barriers between each pixel. This increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the collection of photons. This makes a much higher color fidelity everywhere, but especially in low light situations.