Samsung has announced its new camera sensor for low-cost devices.
The new product was named ISOCELL JN1 and it is, according to the company, the smallest 50-megapixel sensor on the market. The size of one pixel is only 0.64 microns. Thanks to these dimensions, smartphone manufacturers can greatly reduce the camera protrusion or even get rid of it completely. The novelty can be used as the main sensor in budget devices or as a front-facing sensor in flagships.
The ISOCELL JN1 features a 16% improvement in light sensitivity over the previous 48MP sensor and Tetrapixel technology. It allows you to combine four pixels into one large one with a size of 1.28 microns. In this format, photos are obtained with reduced noise and with a resolution of up to 12.8 MP. In addition, ISOCELL JN1 supports Smart ISO and Double Super PDAF technology. The sensor can shoot 4K video at 60 fps or Full HD at 240 fps.
Samsung has already launched mass production of the ISOCELL JN1. The first smartphones with it will be released in the near future.