At Samsung’s Electronics 2015 Investors Forum, the company shed light on its upcoming BRITECELL camera sensor. With the new camera sensor, Samsung aims to make a high-resolution camera module smaller, while improving low-light performance and the dynamic range. Upcoming Samsung smartphones are expected to come equipped with this new sensor, and the Galaxy S7 could be the first one of them. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 brings 90hz display, 6000mAh battery under Rs 15,000 in India
The current ISOCELL camera sensor that comes on the Galaxy S6,Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, is already known to offer a good performance. With BRITECELL, Samsung wants to improve it even further. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The BRITECELL camera will have smaller 1µm pixels with a resolution of 20-megapixels, compared to ISOCELL camera sensor having a slightly larger 1.12µm pixels with 16-megapixel resolution. Despite smaller pixels, Samsung expected to bring better low-light performance with the new matrix arrangement. It will come with Smart WDR mode to improve the dynamic range. While this will use multiple exposures like HDR, the exact difference between Smart WDR and HDR is unknown. For faster and more accurate focusing, the sensor is also said to include Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
At the investor forum, Samsung also presented its Bio Processor, a small all-in-one solution. It integrates multiple discrete controllers that are required for measuring biological parameters, such as heart rate, body fat, skin temperature and electrocardiogram. While this processor will be equipped in the upcoming wearables, it is about 80 percent smaller in size and said to consume 50 percent less power.