Smartphones are getting thinner and lighter these days, but smaller form factors bring new problems such as how to design components that maintain the intended smaller size(s). Today, Samsung announced its new, 1.0μm, pixel-based 16MP image sensor to allow manufacturers to maintain a slim smartphone while providing the very best in camera technology.
The new sensor, dubbed S5K3P3 with a less-than-5mm thin profile, is said to reduce module height by twenty percent while maintaining the image quality of current 1.12μm-pixel image sensors. The new image-based sensors include Samsung’s ISOCELL camera technology that can be seen in the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
“As a trendsetter in the mobile image sensor business, we are pleased to be the first to deliver the most advanced 1.0μm-pixel imager, which meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras,” said Samsung S.LSI Marketing Vice President and Head Kyushik Hong.
The new 1.0μm-pixel image sensor is available today for purchase.