Updated: Jun 12, 2021
Samsung has announced a new ISOCELL camera sensor—ISOCELL JN1—for smartphones. The new sensor has the smallest pixel size of any 50MP smartphone sensor ever, to be exact 0.64 microns and is designed to make huge camera bumps smaller while delivering upto 50 MP shots. It features the company’s latest camera technologies such as ISOCELL 2.0, Smart ISO, Double Super PDAF.
The ISOCELL JN1 is a 50MP sensor with a size of 1/2.76 inches. Samsung claims that it has 16% improved light sensitivity, and it can use 4-in-1 pixel binning tech to capture 12.5MP images. The sensor can capture brighter images in low-light conditions.
The new sensor features the Double Super PDAF tech for better autofocus. This Sensor can record 4K 60fps videos and 1080p at upto 240fps. It has Smart ISO for better dynamic range for high-contrast scenarios. it will help maintain detail in highlighted areas, while at low-light scenarios, it should reduce noise.
This Sensor is smaller than ISOCELL GM1 or GM2 used in mid-range smartphones. The new sensor is now in mass production; will be used in mostly in midrange smartphones as main camera, probably as selfie camera on higher end smartphones.