Samsung ISOCELL JN1  News: Thanks to Samsung’s newly developed Samsung ISOCELL JN1 50MP sensor, the camera bump on Android phones will be smaller.


The camera protrusion problem of the phone industry, which cannot be solved, seems to be history with Samsung. South Korean Samsung introduced the ISOCELL Slim JN1, the first mobile image sensor to adopt the smallest pixel size in the industry with a size of 0.64μm. Samsung ISOCELL JN1 comes in 1/2.76 inch size with 50MP resolution. So, what features are included in this sensor?

Samsung’s new sensor uses advanced ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO and Double Super PDAF technologies. This sensor comes with 0.64μm pixels in a super small package for much thinner, ultra-high resolution cameras. Thanks to the new sensor, it is said that the camera protrusions will be reduced by 10 percent. Thanks to these sensors, which we expect to see in the second half of 2021, the designs of the phones can also be changed.

The new sensor, which we expect to see in the Galaxy S22 family, seems to be a cure for the bleeding wound of the industry. The 50 Megapixel resolution signals that this sensor can also be used in flagship models. We will probably encounter 108 MP resolution sensors of this thinness again next year.

Samsung ISOCELL JN1 50MP specifications

ISOCELL 2.0 technology with additional enhancements increases light sensitivity by approximately 16 percent.

For low-light environments, the sensor uses Samsung’s four-by-one pixel binning technology Tetrapixel, which combines four adjacent 0.64μm pixels into a large 1.28μm pixel, four times the light sensitivity for brighter 12.5Mp photos.

In bright lighting conditions, a software re-mosaic algorithm reorders pixels to maximize resolution and captures 50MP images with rich detail. The sensor is compatible with 1/2.8 inch products. This allows the sensor to be used for front-facing, ultra-wide or telephoto cameras in addition to the standard wide camera options.

Smart-ISO technology changes the conversion gain according to the ambient lighting level. It uses a low ISO mode in bright settings to preserve detail in highlights, and High ISO in low-light environments to reduce reading noise and create excellent low-light performance. It offers cross-scene HDR in mixed light settings for optimum exposure levels from two separate readouts from Low and High ISOs combined to create a final image.

Double Super PD doubles the density of on-sensor autofocus pixels from 1/32 to 1/16, providing faster, more accurate autofocus even in dark environments or when shooting an action-packed scene. It supports video recording up to 4K resolution at 60 FPS per second or full HD at 240 FPS.


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