Samsung unveils small and high-resolution image sensor

By Lim Chang-won Posted : January 22, 2019, 11:32 Updated : January 22, 2019, 11:32

[Courtesy of Samsung Electronics]

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics introduced its smallest high-resolution image sensor that fits well into a tiny module making more space for smartphone displays and provides excellent clarity and high color fidelity as well. Samsung said mass production is expected in the first quarter of this year.

In order to support smartphones with display features such as hole-in or notch design, front-facing image sensors need to minimize their size while being able to capture high-quality images, Samsung said.

The company said ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is the industry’s most compact image sensor at 1/3.4 inches (about 5.1 millimeters diagonally) and delivers 20-megapixel (Mp) resolution for both front and back cameras in the sleekest mid-range smartphones.

"The ISOCELL Slim 3T2 is our smallest and most versatile 20Mp image sensor that helps mobile device manufacturers bring differentiated consumer value not only in camera performance but also in features including hardware design," Samsung's system LSI sensor marketing vice president Kwon Jin-hyun said in a statement.
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