World’s first image sensor for smartphone with 1.0μm pixels developed by Samsung

Samsung Electronics the world leader in the advanced semiconductor technology announced the industry’s first 16 Mega Pixel image sensor for mobile devices with 1.0μm pixels. The image sensor has been tagged with the model number S5K3P3 and it has been reported that the component has been put into mass production.

World's first image sensor for smartphone with 1.0μm pixels developed by Samsung
World’s first image sensor for smartphone with 1.0μm pixels developed by Samsung

Samsung has been able to reduce the height of the ISOCELL sensor by 20% because of the reduction of 0.12 μm pixels from the current 16MP sensors (1.12μm pixels). And due to the z-height is below 5mm, now the hardware designers can create devices with camera which don’t seem like a lump on the device.

What Samsung has achieved in reduction of size of the new sensor and that too without compromising on its image quality is quite commendable. Needless to say, the new sensor will be as efficient as their older counterparts.

Device manufacturers can now use the Samsung S5K3P3 as Samsung has made available it for them. Lastly, among other rumors, it is been told that the sensor could be featured in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5.