Image sensors: Samsung ISOCELL Dual gives reference to Galaxy Note 8

Image sensors: Samsung ISOCELL Dual gives reference to Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Electronics has established its ISOCELL image sensors as an independent brand within the framework of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai. In future, the sensors will be offered in four classes. Particularly interesting is that Samsung allows a dual sensor, which is probably installed in the Galaxy Note 8.

Completely new is the name ISOCELL in the house Samsung not. For example, the LSI division has been designing its own sensors since 2013, which should combine a particularly compact design with a high image quality. The so-called ISOCELL technology stands for mutually separated pixel surfaces, in order to minimize overlaps. According to Samsung, this should ensure high color accuracy even with small pixels.

ISOCELL Dual gives reference to Galaxy Note 8

Samsung will split the sensors into four categories:

  • ISOCELL Bright: These sensors are intended to provide a sharp picture with high color fidelity and little noise, especially in low light conditions.
  • ISOCELL Fast: Here is a particularly fast autofocus in the first place.
  • ISOCELL Slim: In this series the smallest pixels are used with edge lengths of 0.9 and 1.0 micrometers. Still, the picture quality is still high. Application area are particularly thin devices.
  • ISOCELL Dual: This is a solution for the growing trend of dual cameras. The sensors can be combined according to Samsung in different variants.

The last entry is probably the most interesting. According to recent rumors, the Galaxy Note 8 expected for the second half of September will be the first Samsung smartphone with dual camera. The fact that Samsung’s LSI division also offers such cameras is a strong indication of this.

Dual camera next to the fingerprint sensor

The Galaxy Note 8, the two sensors are placed horizontally on an axis to the right of LED flash and fingerprint sensor, as is evident from a CAD drawing, the BGR present. At present, Samsung is not yet able to integrate the fingerprint sensor into the 6.3-inch display of the smartphone. Qualcomm has today presented new sensors, which can be installed from summer 2018 onwards up to 1.2 micrometer thick OLED displays.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
(data unconfirmed)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8 +
Software:
(on show)
? , ? Android 6.0 Android 7.0
display: 6.30 inches
1.440 x 2.960, 522 ppi
WQHD + Super AMOLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
5.70 inches
1.440 x 2.560, 515 ppi
WQHD Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5
5.80 inches
1.440 x 2.960, 568 ppi
WQHD + Super AMOLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
6.20 inches
1.440 x 2.960, 531 ppi
WQHD + Super AMOLED, HDR, Gorilla Glass 5
Service: Touch, stylus
fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, status LED
Touch
fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, status LED
SoC: Samsung Exynos 8895
4 × Exynos M2, 2.31 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1.69 GHz
10 nm, 64-bit
Samsung Exynos 8890
4 × Exynos M1, 2.30 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1.60 GHz
14 nm, 64-bit
Samsung Exynos 8895
4 × Exynos M2, 2.31 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1.69 GHz
10 nm, 64-bit
GPU: Mali-G71 MP20
546 MHz
Mali-T880 MP12
650 MHz
Mali-G71 MP20
546 MHz
R.A.M: 6.144 MB
LPDDR4
4,096 MB
LPDDR4
Storage: ? 64 GB (+ microSD)
Camera: 12.0 MP, 2160p
LED, f / 1.7, AF, OIS
Secondary camera: 12.0 MP, OIS, AF No
Front camera: ? 5.0 MP, 1440p
display flash, f / 1.7, AF
8.0 MP, 1440p
display flash, f / 1.7, AF
GSM: GPRS + EDGE
UMTS: HSPA +
↓ 42.2 ↑ 5.76 Mbps
LTE: Advanced Pro
↓ 1,000 ↑ 150 Mbps
Advanced
↓ 600 ↑ 150 Mbps
Advanced Pro
↓ 1,000 ↑ 150 Mbps
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth: 5.0 LE 4.2 LE 5.0 LE
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Other Standards: USB 3.1 Type C, NFC
SIM card: Nano SIM
Battery pack: 3.300 mAh
permanently installed, cordless charging
3,500 mAh (13,48 Wh)
fixed, cordless charging
3.000 mAh (11.55 Wh)
firmly installed, cordless charging
3,500 mAh (13,48 Wh)
fixed, cordless charging
Size (W × H × D): ? 73.9 × 153.0 × 7.90 mm 68.1 × 148.9 × 8.00 mm 73.4 × 159.5 × 8.10 mm
protection: ? IP68
Mass: ? 169 g 152 g 173 g
Price: 999 € 849 € From 588 € From 689 €
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