Samsung announces ISOCELL pixel technology, promises improved low-light pictures

Samsung ISOCELL technology

Samsung has announced a new image sensor technology that will be integrated in premium mobile devices. Dubbed as ISOCELL, the technology increases light sensitivity and controls the absorption of electrons that results in better low-light pictures.

Samsung says “quality of an image sensor is determined by the amount of light that is accurately captured by the individual pixels within the sensor array” and in comparison with the prevalent BSI technology, ISOCELL decreases the crosstalk by approximately 30 percent resulting in a better picture with improved sharpness and richness and increase of full well capacity (FWC) by 30 percent.

The first camera sensor to take advantage of the ISOCELL will be S5K4H5YB module that will come with 1.12um ISOCELL pixel, 1/4″ optical format and 8 megapixel resolution support.

The sensor will be mass produced in Q4 2013.

Samsung ISOCELL technology