Samsung's new ISOCELL Plus tech brings big improvements to low-light photography

Samsung's new ISOCELL Plus tech brings big improvements to low-light photography
Earlier this year, Samsung made advances in low-light mobile photography thanks to the variable aperture lens that it debuted on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, thanks to the ISOCELL Plus technology that the South Korean giant has just debuted, pictures in low-light scenarios could get even better.

The company’s ISOCELL technology has been the backbone of Samsung’s cameras for a number of years now, but with the improved version, the company has increased its focus on light isolation. After all, the greater the amount of light that is captured by pixels, the better the image quality in low-light situations. This improved isolation is achieved thanks to a new material that Samsung has jointly developed with Fujifilm, which will replace the metal that is used inside current-generation sensors and will reduce light leaks, something that should lead to an increase in sensitivity. In fact, the brand claims it can now produce sensors that are 15% more sensitive to light while continuing to use pixels of up to 0.8 micrometers in size. This means the company can effectively obtain much better results without needing to increase the overall space occupied by its sensors.

Following today’s announcement, Samsung is expected to show off demo versions of the new camera tech at the Shanghai Mobile World Congress event that is set to take place over the next few days. Additionally, the South Korea-based company will likely reveal a potential timeframe for consumer availability, although the Galaxy S10 line that is currently set to make an official appearance in January will likely be the first smartphones to sport the new sensors. However, if Samsung already has the technology ready, it could potentially include it on the rear of the Galaxy Note 9 that is set to debut in August.

source: Samsung

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12 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

This myth is plausible.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

we've been hearing this for ages.

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Just as how we are hearing about “Distance Wireless Charging” for ages..... :)

14. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Like how Apple insiders like yourself said about in-screen fingerprint sensor? LMAOOOOO

3. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Zzzzzzzzz.. will go to beg technology to Sony

6. Tipus

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

They will ask your permission first :)))

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

That's really freaking cool. It's great to see that Samsung is once again innovating. First they were the only ones to bring out a variable aperture, and they still are to this day. This means they have innovated the lens part, and now they're leading the way in the sensor aspect as well. Well done Samsung, keep going!

5. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No one does cameras better! Amazing color, clarity, depth of field, and exposure. No one else gets close on a smartphone sensor.

16. chris2k5

Posts: 249; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Samsung is waiting for someone else to release this technology so they can copy it and call it ISOCELL PLUS.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG , stop with the stupidness.

20. apple-rulz

Posts: 2113; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung fans do not like reality, LOL!

22. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Some don't, but then again some apple fans do not like reality either.

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