Dual cameras on a mid- to entry-level smartphone? That is what Samsung looking to offer to OEMs with the new ISOCELL Dual camera. The company is offering two integrated modules and the associated library of software algorithms for OEMs to include in their lower-priced smartphones.
Samsung’s ISOCELL Dual will be available to manufacturers in two different models – one is a 13 + 5 MP sensor combo where the smaller sensor records depth information to create the out-of-focus background effect. The second option is an 8 + 8 MP sensor combo for low light shooting.
What makes this solution very attractive to the OEMs is that Samsung includes all the algorithm and software needed to process the images taken by the cameras. This means smaller OEMs do not need to spend extra time and money in developing and optimising their software. Just plug in the included algorithm and the image processing will be done automatically without any additional Image Signal Processor (ISP). It is the “industry’s first total dual camera solution” according to Samsung.
A feature previously made available only to premium models, the ISOCELL Dual will enable more OEMs to roll out smartphones with dual cameras especially in the mid- to entry-level segment. We can expect this camera to feature in lower tiers Samsung smartphones as well.