Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Samsung Unveils Industry's First 0.7um Pixel

BusinessWire: Samsung introduces the industry’s first 0.7μm pixel sensor, the 43.7MP ISOCELL Slim GH1.

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, EVP 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.

ISOCELL Plus, Samsung’s latest pixel isolation technology, minimizes color cross-talk and optical loss in the 0.7μm pixel. 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.

For video recording at 4K (3,840×2,160) resolutions, the ISOCELL Slim GH1, with a high resolution of 7,968×5,480, is able to take 4K videos with minimum loss in FoV, while most high-resolution image sensors crop or scale down full image resolutions that result in a reduced FoV. Using Tetracell technology, the GH1 is converted down to 3,984×2,740 at 60fps.

GH1 supports a gyro-based EIS, a phase detection AF, and a real-time HDR. The ISOCELL Slim GH1 is expected to be in mass production by the end of this year.

1 comment:

  1. just a few weeks back there was this post: http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2019/07/techinsights-overviews-smartphone-cis_17.html stating: "At TechInsights, as technology analysts we are often asked to predict: what’s next? So, what about scaling down below 0.8 µm? Of course, 0.7 µm and smaller pixels are being developed mostly in secrecy, including for non-obvious use cases. For now, we will stick with our trend analysis and suggest that if a 0.7 µm generation is going to happen, it may be ready for the back end of 2020 or in 2021." It seems Samsung has beaten the predition by 1-2 years ;-)


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