Each smartphone user will name at least a few examples of what he dislikes in this type of gadgets. Some will even inflate their list to a dozen points. But the vast majority of them will have a bulging camera. This is especially annoying for those who use a smartphone without a case. This is roughly the same as sitting at a table with one leg shorter than the rest. Unfortunately, if we demand from it a constantly growing quality, without such a bulge nowhere. But apparently, Samsung has technology that will not only make the camera smoother or even completely flat, but also improve the quality of the images.
Smartphone cameras stick out, but this must be fought.
Samsung's new camera
For several years now Android have been increasingly supplied with oversized bulging chambers. Of course, there are still some manufacturers who managed to avoid this, but their smartphones are either very thick, or the pictures leave much to be desired. Samsung can now address this issue with its new 0.7μm ISOCELL sensors.
This is based on the company's recent announcement of four new products in the camera lineup. These are ISOCELL HM2, ISOCELL GW3, ISOCELL GM5, and ISOCELL JD1. Smaller chips not only capture more light thanks to ISOCELL 2.0, but also reduce the overall size of the components. This, in turn, will lead to the fact that the camera will shoot even better, but will stop bulging. After all, it is the light that largely determines the quality of the picture.
At the same time, the new cameras retain the same resolution as their predecessors. This is despite a 15% reduction in size compared to previous ISOCELL 0.8 μm sensors. The light sensitivity of the novelty will increase by 12 percent, and the height will decrease by 10 percent.
Samsung first introduced a 0.7μm sensor last year. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, they've been presented again. In particular, they have found application in the front camera. On the one hand, there were not many changes, but the model still became newer and more interesting in terms of technology.
Samsung is trying to do everything to make smartphone cameras good.
What are the cameras for the phone
For example, ISOCELL HM2 is a 108 megapixel sensor. It features faster phase detection autofocus than the HM1, dubbed Super PD. It features nine pixel binning technology with 3x lossless zoom, according to Samsung.
In contrast, the GW3 is a 64-megapixel sensor that is “ideal for active lifestyles” thanks to its gyroscope-based EIS system. In addition, it supports video recording up to 4K resolution at 60fps.
Next comes the 48MP ISOCELL GM5 camera. It is a versatile sensor that can be used up to 5x optical zoom in hybrid zoom systems. It can also be used as a wide-angle sensor that supports high-speed Full-HD recording at up to 480 frames per second. It also provides better HDR compatibility and noise reduction in photography.
Samsung is trying to develop its cameras. Like other manufacturers.
Finally, the 32MP ISOCELL JD1 is the smallest 1 / 3.14-inch sensor. Such sensors can find their application in those places where one simply cannot do without a minimum size, namely, in moving modules and cameras that are built into a hole in the screen. It also has an HDR mode like the previous ISOCELL GM5.
When the smartphone camera stops bulging
According to Samsung itself, the ISOCELL HM2, GW3 and JD1 cameras are already in mass production. As for the GM5 and GH1, they are in the final stages of testing and should be fully ready by the end of the year. This means that they are unlikely to appear in smartphones that will be released this year. Most likely, you will have to wait a few more months before they begin to find mass use for themselves.
Samsung will, as usual, use its technology itself and sell it to others. Then everything depends on the manufacturers and how they implement the capabilities of the tool given to them. I mean, would they want to downsize the camera. Not only is this an element of corporate identity for many, but also a decrease in the sensor will allow you to accommodate a more complex lens system.
You definitely need to do something about this.
As a result, we can timidly count on the appearance of cameras that will not bulge (or will, but much less), next year. But even if this does not happen, then while maintaining the thickness of the modules, we will get an improvement in quality. Well, at least so.
It only remains to add that it is Samsung who should first of all pay attention to the bulging cameras, because what it did in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra does not go into any gate. Literally and figuratively.