Samsung releases ISOCELL JN1, the smallest 0.64μm pixel mobile image sensor

Samsung Electronics has introduced the industry’s first 0.64 micrometer (μm) image sensor, the 50 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL JN1. Equipped with the latest pixel technologies such as enhanced ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO and Double Super PDAF, the JN1 can capture more vivid images on the industry’s smallest 50Mp image sensor.

With such advanced technologies all packed into a small 1/2.76-inch optical format, the ISOCELL JN1 is Samsung’s most versatile image sensor to date. The company claims to have a 16% improvement in light sensitivity over previous 48-megapixel sensors. For low-light environments, the sensor uses Samsung’s four-pixel clustering technology for one, Tetrapixel, which merges four adjacent 0.64μm pixels into a single large 1.28μm pixel to quadruple light sensitivity. light for brighter 12.5MP photographs. As a result, the new sensor allows you to take brighter photos in low light conditions.

The JN1 is compatible with existing 1/2.8-inch products, allowing the sensor to be used for front, ultra-wide, or telephoto cameras, in addition to standard wide camera options. It can be used both in the main camera of an inexpensive smartphone and in the front camera of a premium model. Users can take highly detailed selfies or group shots in stunning 50Mp resolution and high resolution video up to 4K and high zoom ratios.

The ISOCELL JN1 incorporates improved Dual Super PD for faster autofocus that features twice the pixel density (1/16) used for phase detection compared to the previous Super PD (1/32). This achieves the same autofocus performance even in environments with around 60% lower light levels. The image sensor supports video recording up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (fps) or Full HD at 240fps.

The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is actually in mass production.

Michael C. Garrison