Camera Capabilities of Samsung Galaxy S9 Found in New ISOCELL Sensors Ahead of MWC 2018
Samsung has revealed a new offering of technologies a month ahead of the launch for their latest flagship models, which will take place at the Mobile World Congress 2018. The news broke this week of Samsung’s brand new ISOCELL family. The range will be equipped with technologies that include Tetracell and Smart WDR for enhanced image results.
It is speculated that this new camera sensor technology will enable a variety of new features. These include a variable aperture as well as video recording in slow-mo. It is rumored that these features will make their debut next month with Samsung’s new flagships- the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Additionally, the rumors also speculate that together with the Dual Pixel sensors, the new technology will drastically improve the camera experience overall.
The first addition, known as ISOCELL Bright, was originally announced last October. It will use Samsung’s Tetracell technology in low-light conditions to improve light sensitivity. This is accomplished by four neighboring pixels amalgamating to form one giant pixel.
With this, Samsung has integrated their Smart WDR feature which enables the sensor that within I a single shot can capture multiple exposures. This feature enables the user to beautify selfies, and other shots taken with the front-facing camera. By combining the Tetracell technology with Smart WDR, the new camera sensors are now able to capture much great detailed images in both dark and bright environments, compared to what the company has offered to date.
Next up is ISOCELL Fast, which is a three-stack fast readout sensor. This technology enables full-HD video recording (1080p) with up to 480fps. Samsung devices with this new technology will also be equipped to autofocus much faster using the advanced Phase Detecting Autofocus (PDAF) technologies that operate through the Dual Pixel and the Super PD sensor.
Similarly, the ISOCELL Slim technology enables devices to capture high-resolution images with a thin presence, which is as small as only 0.9 microns.
Additionally, Samsung has designed the ISOCELL Dual technology. This technology allows for features such as low-light shooting, optical zoom as well as depth sensors that help with out-focusing effects to be enabled. We can expect the ISOCELL Dual to be top-notch with the Galaxy S9+ since it powers the dual camera and it’s rumoured to feature two sensors on the back of the device.
After an image leaked recently of the new Galaxy S9’s box, we can assume that the new device will come equipped with camera technology that is said to be ‘Super Speed’. We also know that front camera will be an 8-megapixel AF selfie camera, paired with a Dual Pixel, Super Speed-backed, 12-megapixel camera sensor at the back. We are also anticipating it to have ‘Super Slow-mo’ mode as well as optical image stabilization. In addition, the leak also hinted at the camera having two different apertures, f/1.5 and f/2.4, and the variable aperture will allow for the best aperture to be used depending on the environment.
In addition to the ISOCELL technologies that Samsung will introduce with their new flagship, the box leak also detailed that the device will be equipped with stereo speakers as well as both tuned by AKG. You can expect a 5.8-inch display with rounded corners, that is QHD+ and Super AMOLED. This is similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8.
We can expect to find out more details about the Galaxy S9 and its high-end camera capabilities and technologies at the MWC 2018 next month. We will also then be able to confirm if all the leaked details about the device are true. Also, Samsung is about to launch an incredible and outstanding new flagship smartphone.