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Samsung has recently launched a number of high-resolution image sensors that allow smartphones to reach unprecedented megapixel counts. However, they often mean having physically large sensors, which are not always easy to incorporate into a device. Enter Samsung ISOCELL JN1, a new sensor that implements a small 0.64 μm pixel, to achieve a smaller size while maintaining a resolution of 50 MP.

Samsung calls this the ^most versatile image sensor. ̄ Due to its small size, it can be used as a primary camera for slim devices, a selfie camera, as well as a telephoto or ultra-wide-angle lens. ISOCELL JN1 takes up less space in the phone with a 1/2.76 inch optical format and a Z-axis height reduction of about 10% (perhaps for high resolution sensors with relatively large pixels). In addition, OEMs can easily integrate into existing designs using standard 1 / 2.8 inch slots.

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The native pixel size of Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is 0.64 μm, which is the smallest in the industry. Depending on the illumination, the sensor can shift to 1.28 μm pixels by combining four adjacent pixels to create a 12.5 MP shot. Small sensors and pixels are known to affect image quality and light sensitivity, but Samsung said that JN1¨s ISOCELL 2.0 technology complements it with other unspecified enhancements, 16% light pickup. It claims that it should be possible to increase it. .. Basically, it uses innovative materials for the barrier between individual pixels to reduce crosstalk (unwanted signal mixing) in high resolution sensors.

Other Samsung ISOCELL JN1 features include Smart ISO for improved dynamic range in high contrast scenarios and Double Super phase detection for improved autofocus performance in dark environments. Video recording features include 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 120 fps.

Samsung ISOCELL JN1 (Image credit: Samsung ISOCELL)

ISOCELL JN1 is currently in mass production. In short, it will be installed in devices in the near future. The OEM partner has not been revealed, but we expect it to be found on midrange smartphones.

^Samsung¨s advanced pixel technology has pushed the boundaries again with the highest accuracy to develop image sensors with the industry¨s smallest pixel size and powerful performance. Samsung Electronics¨ sensor business executive. Vice President Duck Hyun Chan said: The new 0.64 μm ISOCELL JN1 will enable tomorrow¨s most sophisticated smartphones to be equipped with ultra-high resolution mobile photos.