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Samsung’s ISOCELL 2.0 could improve the quality of your next phone camera

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Samsung ISOCELL sensor technology has played an important role in improving the quality of the photos on the phone, and it hopes to repeat this feat with the continuation of the technology. Android Authority reports that Samsung has formally unveiled ISOCELL 2.0, a significant upgrade that promises sharper images and better low-light shooting for phones with high-resolution cameras.

The new sensor system is based on ISOCELL Plus, which reduced light loss by replacing the metal barriers between the color filters with an “optimized” material. ISOCELL 2.0 replaces the lower portion of the color filter barriers with a more reflective material which not only further reduces light loss, but “dramatically” increases light sensitivity. In other words, you can fit more pixels into a sensor while preserving color and minimizing noise.

The company said previously a new range of 0.7 micron sensors in the 108MP, 64MP, 48MP and 32MP varieties would use ISOCELL 2.0 technology (then mysterious). We asked Samsung if it could say when and where these sensors will find uses, although they are not yet in the company’s flagship phones. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, for example, “just” uses an older 0.8 micron 108MP sensor. Don’t be surprised if Samsung’s future flagship phones feature similar high-resolution cameras that produce sharper (or at least more enjoyable) snapshots.

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