Samsung bringing 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera to 2014 flagships
A ton of details about upcoming Samsung products have been coming out of the info the company provided at its recent Analyst Day. We’ve already heard what the company has had to say about its SoCs, as well as display technology, and now we switch gears for a moment and get the skinny on where its camera developments are heading, learning about a 16-megapixel version of its ISOCELL sensor, tipped to start hitting the company’s phones next year.
You might recall ISOCELL from when we first mentioned the tech back in September, upon hearing Samsung’s initial announcement. The system aims to improve color accuracy and reduce crosstalk, as compared to regular sensors. At the time, Samsung was talking about an eight-megapixel ISOCELL sensor that might be ready for production before the end of the year; we don’t know if this 16MP version has eclipsed those 8MP plans, or if we might end up seeing devices featuring both sensors, but the 16MP component is clearly where Samsung’s aspirations lie.
That means that we’re now likely to see this 16MP ISOCELL in the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Note 4, assuming, at least, that the GS5 isn’t rushed to market too soon for the sensor to be available. Regardless of when it gets here, we’re anxious to put one of these ISOCELL models through some tests, seeing if the hype really delivers.