Samsung is not only focused on developing the latest smartphones. The South Korean company is also working on various others such as chipsets and camera sensors. Samsung has just introduced its latest camera sensor targeted for smartphones and it is called ISOCELL JN1. This sensor has a resolution of 50MP.
The single-pixel size is only 0.64μm which is the smallest ever produced by a Korean company. While all sensors are type .76″. This sensor is made for “every smartphone, from mid-range to flagship”. It has ISOCELL 2.0 for advanced pixel isolation. In theory, the sensor can increase light sensitivity and color brightness. With color filters that don’t let light from a one-pixel leak into another.
The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 comes with Therapyxel technology that combines four pixels into a single 1.28μm pixel for bright 12.5 MP images with minimal noise. It also allows for a real-time HDR feature with two exposures captured at the same time.
Face detection focusing is also improved and now comes under the name Double Super PD. Samsung redesigned the over-pixel microlens in the ISOCELL JN1 which improves autofocus speed and accuracy. The sensor can record videos at up to 4K@60fps and 1080p@240fps. But of course, it also depends on the smartphone having a chipset that supports it. The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is already in mass production so the first phone to sport this sensor will be introduced soon.