Samsung intros ISOCELL JN1 50MP image sensor
Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung ISOCELL JN1 mobile image sensor, equipped with an enhanced ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO, and Double Super PDAF.
According to Samsung, the ISOCELL JN1 is the most versatile image sensor from the company. The JN1 employs ISOCELL 2.0 technology with added enhancements that improve light sensitivity by around 16%. For low-light environments, the sensor utilizes Samsung’s four-to-one pixel binning technology, Tetrapixel, which merges four adjacent 0.64?m-pixels into one big 1.28?m-pixel to quadruple light sensitivity for brighter 12.5MP photographs.
The JN1 is compatible with existing 1/2.8-inch products, allowing the sensor to be used for front-facing, ultra-wide, or telephoto cameras. This means that users can take detailed selfies or group pictures in 50MP resolution, as well as high-resolution video at up to 4K. The smaller sensor reduces the height of the camera module by around 10% according to Samsung. Which minimizes the camera bulge of smartphones for slimmer and streamlined designs.
Moreover, the ISOCELL JN1 integrates improved Double Super PD, which are specially designed oval-shaped micro-lenses over two adjacent pixels. Double Super PD features twice the density of pixels (1/16) used for phase detection than Super PD (1/32), enabling the same auto-focus performance even in environments with about 60% less illumination levels. For video, the sensor supports up to 4K resolution video recording at 60FPS or FHD at 240FPS.
The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is currently in mass production, without a specific date for its release. So stay tuned for more updates on this!