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Samsung intros ISOCELL 2.0

Samsung has introduced its latest image sensor technology for smartphones for more vivid pictures, better light sensitivity, and reduced noise, the ISOCELL 2.0.


The ISOCELL 2.0 builds on the previous ISOCELL technologies, the first-gen ISOCELL and the ISOCELL Plus.


The first-gen ISOCELL uses metallic grids as physical barriers between pixels to isolate them in order to improve color fidelity and light sensitivity. However, the material used for the first-gen absorbed small portions of the incoming light which results in a slight optical loss.

Samsung solved this problem with the ISOCELL Plus, which replaced the metal barriers with an optimized new material. However, the barriers still contained some metal that caused the lower parts of the color filter barriers to absorb light, resulting in some optical loss.

ISOCELL 2.0 solves this problem by replacing the lower portion of the color filter barriers with a more reflective material. It further reduces optical loss in each pixel and drastically improves light sensitivity, allowing smartphones to produce even more vivid pictures with reduced noise.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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