In addition to the development and production of technologies such as smart phones, Samsung also develops image sensors used by different smartphone manufacturers. The tech giant has now announced its new image sensor that can record real-time HDR and 8K video.
Samsung announced its first 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor in August last year. The 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX was used in Mi Mix Alpha and Mi Note 10 throughout the year. Samsung, which has an important place in the image sensor market, introduced the new image sensor following the 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX yesterday.
The 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1, which appeared at the event that Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 last night, uses Nonacell technology, the advanced version of Tetracell technology. Nonacell combines neighboring 0.8μm pixels to mimic a large 2.4μm pixel to double Tetracell’s light absorption.
HM1’s Smart-ISO technology allows you to capture more vivid images by choosing the optimum ISO value. Smart-ISO uses high ISO values in darker environments, while low ISO values are used in environments where there is more light.
Real-time HDR technology of HM1 enables more natural looking photos and videos even in mixed light environments. By assigning the optimal exposure length to each pixel, the HM1 can capture multiple scenes simultaneously and get real-time HDR images for both playback and capture modes.
Samsung’s new image sensor also supports Super-PD, an advanced technology for fast and accurate autofocus, providing a gyroscope-based electronic image stabilization.
HM1 ensures that the image is not distorted when zooming during camera use. The sensor does this by converting the pixels directly using a built-in hardware IP instead of having it done by the mobile processor. In this way, the HM1 offers users who make it possible to enlarge images up to 3 times at 12MP resolution using 108 million pixels.
Mass production of 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1, Samsung’s new image sensor, has started. This image sensor was also used in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which was introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked event held by Samsung last night.