We’ve been talking about Samsung’s ISOCELL tech for camera image sensors since last fall. The basic idea is that the individual pixels making up the sensor are better isolated from their neighbors, reducing crosstalk between pixels and enabling each one to more accurately sample incoming light. Just a couple weeks back at MWC, we heard Samsung announce a couple new ISOCELL sensors, with both a 13-megapixel and 16-megapixel version due in the months to come. If you’re still not quite understanding what the big deal about ISOCELL is, Samsung has put together a short video overview that should hopefully bring you up to speed.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, video should have an even easier time conveying its message, and seeing for yourself the path light takes through both a traditional sensor, as well as a new ISOCELL design, should go a long way towards helping you wrap your head around the benefits here.
The company goes on to show not just how ISOCELL produces high quality images, but also the steps it takes in order to minimize sensor thickness, a very real concern when we’re talking about smartphones. Suffice it to say, we’re quite interested in seeing the arrival of phones packing these new sensors, and being able to put their performance through the paces ourselves.