Samsung outs new ISOCELL Dual camera kits for better low-light and bokeh photos

Samsung outs new ISOCELL Dual camera kits for better low-light and bokeh photos
Samsung is taking its multi-sensor camera technology downstream, it seems, as it just announced ISOCELL Dual, all-in-one dual camera kits, prepackaged with the accompanying software algorithms. The setups would allow phone makers to take advantage of hardware-level bokeh effects, or low-light capture improvements even on their low- to mid-range phones without much implementation troubles.

The ISOCELL Dual kit for depth-of-field and other refocusing shenanigans consists of a 13 MP and a 5 MP sensor, while the low-light shooting setup comes with two 8 MP sensors, and the respective algorithms along for the ride. Samsung claims that these are the first total dual camera solutions on the market, and will lead to proliferation of the benefits that a multi-sensor setup brings to phones you won't have to break the piggy bank for. 

Given the Samsung camera algorithms' excellent track record in the premium segment, we can't wait to see which phones will be the first to implement ISOCELL Dual as a prefabricated solution, and how will they fare compared to their more expensive brethren. According to Ben K. Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics:

source: Samsung

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Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015


2. torr310

Posts: 1705; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

looking forward to it on the midrangers!

3. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Samsung could knock Sony out of the smartphone camera game if they keep this up. The IOSCELL was good since the S5 and its has improved to equal or surpass Sony's BriteCell. Let's see what the S9 brings.

4. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Ask me, i still have s5 which sucks v.badly in slightly lower light environments can't focus,soft images,miss focus and so on don't even think abt night or sunset type suition. And yess i have tried few s5 all same. compared to sony z1 which perform ways better and with consistency.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

S5 is old and at this point software is what makes a good camera.

7. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1588; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

S5 came before the shift to lower light improvements and newer focus technologies. Every smart phone I used before the S7 had terrible low light and focus performance.

8. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Hello. All phones back then sucked at low light pictures. The. We iPhone still sucks at low light pictures. You want better pictures, stop taking them in low light or get a phone with a camera that is better in low light. Like the S6 or newer. I know about the S5 camera It still was the best camera in its time. If you trying to compare. 5 year old cNer to newer phones, well then that's just dumb.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They cant produce enough even for their own phones. Sony has a giant prodution also their tech is 1000 years ahead.

9. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Since they are going to be selling them to.other OEMs, t hst much mean they can. And why do all their phones have to have It? It's enough for the S and Note.

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