Samsung continues its breakthroughs in sensor. Samsung will revolutionize its ISOCELL 2.0 sensor technology.
Samsung introduced the next generation image sensor technology called ISOCELL 2.0. It is based on ISOCELL Plus technology, which was re-announced in 2018, further improving light-capturing capabilities, color accuracy, and allowing the creation of sensors with higher pixel density.
With the first generation ISOCELL, Samsung puts a barrier between individual pixels that avoids a phenomenon called color jitter. This technology will result from light leakage between neighboring pixels, thus reducing the overall image quality.
The first version of ISOCELL supported Samsung’s resolution of 108 Megapixels. However, there were obstacles between pixels in the first generation technology. Color accuracy also deviated due to these obstacles. To solve this problem, Samsung replaces the existing metal barrier with a new optimized material that is more reflective.
This new material is said to reduce optical loss in each pixel and greatly improve light sensitivity, especially for smaller pixels. Smartphone cameras using these sensors can capture more light and produce images with more pixels.
There is no information about when Samsung plans to ship sensors with ISOCELL 2.0 technology. According to estimates, we will begin to see this technology in Galaxy models that will be introduced in the second half of 2021. Probably the Note 21 series will have this technology.
Samsung’s new technology seems to revolutionize the camera side. We hope 108 MP sensors are now showing their true strength.