Samsung confirms a 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensor is on tap for future flagships

Korean media was reporting yesterday that Samsung has ordered more than 180 million 16 MP sensors for its flagship handsets next year, and thanks to the analyst event yesterday we can chalk this one up to the semi-confirmed rumors.

One of Samsung's presentation slides had a new 16 MP ISOCELL sensor listed that we didn't previously know about. When it announced the ISOCELL tech with superior low-light abilities, Samsung only mentioned an 8 MP unit is in the works, but the influx of 13 MP and even 20 MP or 40 MP phones, has apparently upped the resolution ante for it. 

Unfortunately, the sensor will still be with a typical mobile phone size, judging from the listed 1.12 micron pixels, so we wouldn't expect the utmost quality from it, not to mention there wasn't anything about an OIS module around it, but the slide was about the sensor tech, not the whole camera module, so here's to hoping.

source: Samsung via G4Games


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