As smartphones continue to phase out point-and-shoot cameras, OEMs are constantly competing and innovating, keeping up with the photography needs of their customers. And as we all know now, one of the trickiest situations to snap a really great shot from your smartphone or tablet in are low-lighting environments.
With that, it’s not surprising to hear about Samsung’s latest mobile camera technology in the works, dubbed ISOCELL. The improved image sensor allows for increased light sensitivity, or basically more light to reach each pixel within the sensor, while limiting side effects/interference (noise) of pixels brought on by neighboring pixels. This will allow for the increasingly shrinking size of digital camera sensors to still produce high-quality images with increased performance in low-light situations by an estimated 30-percent.
Currently, Samsung smart device cameras utilize BSI (back-illuminated sensor) technology. ISOCELL advances on said back-lit sensor technology. See an image comparison below:
There’s no exact time frame of when to expect the new camera technologies to reach upcoming Galaxy devices, though speculators are expecting its debut on the Galaxy S5 smartphone.