Now that it’s been confirmed that Samsung uses a Sony IMX 240 image sensor for its latest flagship smartphones – the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, what will Samsung do for its very own ISOCELL camera sensor? Put it on the front of course, Samsung just unveiled a new 8MP ISOCELL RWB CMOS image sensor that is built for front-facing cameras.
While the company’s own ISOCELL camera looks good on the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s nowhere near as good as the camera found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and even the new Galaxy S6 that uses a Sony IMX 240 sensor. Like what HTC is doing with its UltraPixel camera (which can be found on the front of the newly announced HTC One M9), it looks like Samsung too will be ditching the technology for its main camera, instead, putting it onto the front.
Called the S5K4H5YB, the new sensor combines the ISOCELL technology with the company’s newly developed RWB colour pattern filter. Together, it will result in excellent low light performance that can preserve the colour fidelity in pictures. This means that future Samsung smartphones would allow you to take great selfies even in poor lighting conditions. Love the front-facing camera found on the Galaxy Note 4 and even the Galaxy S6 / S6 edge? You might love the upcoming one even more.
The new 8MP RWB ISOCELL image sensor will go on mass production in the second quarter of the year, so keep your fingers crossed that we’ll get to see it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.