Samsung has been making strides in the development of mobile phone imaging. Samsung has now introduced ISOCELL Slim GH1 that offers 43.7 megapixels which is an industry’s first 0.7-micrometer (μm)-pixel image sensor. The new ultra-high-resolution GH1 image sensor embraces 43.7-million 0.7μm-sized pixels in a super-small package which makes it ideal for phone manufacturers who are looking to integrate cameras in slim full-display devices.
“Samsung has been stepping up in pixel technology innovation from the industry’s first 1.0μm-pixel image sensor, to most recently, 0.8μm ultra-high-resolution sensors at 64Mp and 108Mp,” said Yongin Park, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics. “We are pleased to deliver yet another breakthrough with the industry’s first 0.7μm pixel image sensor, the ISOCELL Slim GH1 that will enable sleeker and more streamlined designs as well as excellent imaging experiences in tomorrow’s smartphones.”
Samsung’s latest pixel isolation technology, ISOCELL Plus minimizes color cross-talk and optical loss, they also absorb sufficient light information to produce bright and vivid photographs. In low-light environments, the GH1 makes use of pixel-merging Tetracell technology that enables higher light sensitivity equivalent to that of a 1.4μm-pixel image sensor.
The new sensor can also record videos at 4K with minimum loss in field of view (FoV). Using Tetracell technology, the GH1 is converted down to 3,984×2,740, a resolution that snugly covers the 4K (3,840×2,160) resolution, allowing users to capture more detailed backgrounds when recording high-resolution videos or selfies at 60 frames per second (fps). The GH1 also supports gyro-based electronic image stabilisation (EIS) and a high-performing phase detection auto-focus technology, Super PD, allowing fast and accurate autofocus.
The Samsung ISOCELL Slim GH1 is expected to be in mass production by the end of this year.