Samsung Launches a 16MP Smartphone Camera Image Sensor


Samsung has unveiled a 16MP CMOS image sensor with 1.0-micron pixels, the S5K3P3, for smatphones.

According to the company, measuring less than 5mm, the image sensor will enable the smartphone users to capture images with higher colour fidelity even in low-lighting conditions.

The company notes that the image sensor uses ISOCELL Technology, which reduces colour crosstalk of neighbouring pixels by adding physical barriers between each pixel. In addition, the ISOCELL Technology reduces overall size and height (by 20%) of an image sensor module.

The S5K3P3, a 16MP image sensor for smartphone camera by Samsung

The S5K3P3, a 16MP image sensor for smartphone camera by Samsung

Kyushik Hong, Vice President and Head of S.LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics, said, “As a trendsetter in the mobile image sensor business, we are pleased to be the first to deliver the most advanced 1.0-micron pixel imager, which meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras. Starting with 16MP sensor, Samsung plans to further expand 1.0-micoron pixel product category and lead the image sensor market for high performing slim mobile devices.”

Currently available for the manufacturers, the 16MP image sensor is expected to be featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Tags: 16MP CMOS image sensor, 1.0-micron pixels, ISOCELL Technology, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus