With the launch of the Galaxy S9 just over a month away, Samsung may have inadvertently spilled the beans about the upcoming flagship, specifically the camera. And what we know so far is enough to hype things up.
The various ISOCELL sensors were spotted on Samsung’s site by NDTV, catering to a wide-range of smartphones, including the high-end ISOCELL Fast, which might be used in the upcoming Galaxy S9. Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything yet.
ISOCELL Fast comes a 3-layer readout sensor, which adds an extra layer for processing information. It enables data to be registered faster, and allows 1080p video recording at a baffling 480 frames per second, as well as Super PD, which will take an already-stellar autofocus speed to the next level.
ISOCELL Bright, on the other hand, combines four pixels into one, allowing more light to be captured, thus allowing better low-light photography. ISOCELL Dual will bank on the trend of dual cameras, with features such as optical zoom, adjustable depth effect, as well as stellar low-light and fast autofocus performance.
The last sensor, ISOCELL Slim, meanwhile is targeted for slimmer smartphones with 0.9-micron pixels and allowing bezel-free designs. According to Samsung, it offers “the highest quality images ever built on a smaller camera module.”
About Galaxy S9
Galaxy S9’s camera is said to come with a 12 MP sensor, with OIS and adjustable aperture. It will also feature a so-called “Super Slow-mo” mode, which is what the ISOCELL Fast seems to be capable of. The Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 processors will ensure operations are up to pace.
The Galaxy S9 will be launched at the Mobile World Congress, which starts February 26th, meaning soon we’ll know for sure which leaks were accurate.