Korea IT Times, Korea Newswire: Samsung announced 1.12um BSI pixel-based 12MP imager. The new 1/3.2-inch S5K3L1 speed is 30fps at full resolution, 60fps in 1080p HD video mode, 90fps at 720p or 120fps at VGA resolution for slow motion playback function in mobile phones. The new sensor also includes an on-chip pixel correction feature, compensating color and luminance response variations "to address image distortion".
In addition, the 12MP imager offers an optional RGB-white color filter array claimed to deliver 30% brighter image over that of a conventional RGB color filter array. The RGB-white filter feature works in conjunction with a complimentary logic chip (S5C73L1), which converts RGB-White pattern to RGB Bayer for back-end Bayer ISP compatibility. The logic chip also provides features such as lens shading correction, image down scaling, noise reduction and significantly enhanced modulation transfer function to reproduce fine details.
Samsung's S5K3L1 imager is designed to fit into 8.5mm x 8.5mm auto focus camera module with a z-dimension of 6.0mm for slim mobile phones and small form factor applications.
Samples of the S5K3L1 imager are available now with mass production scheduled in Q3 of this year. The S5K3L1 will be displayed at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.