ISOCELL, the already famous, photo sensor currently on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 is, boasting some of the best results in the mobile space, regardless of lighting conditions. Samsung feels it is not enough for crisp images when there is enough natural or artificial light, announcing its new generation of sensors: BRITECELL. Given the timing of the notice, the Korean company is preparing to integrate it in its next flagship, the Galaxy S7.
Performance in low light was the most important aspect in the development of BRITECELL. Samsung has developed a new sensor filter, replacing green light, which darkens the images with white light. Thus, more light can pass through the lens, and images are automatically brighter and closer to what we can see with out own eye. There is not clear whether BRITECELL’s resolution will be higher than on ISOCELL but size comparison was performed using 16 megapixel value for both models.
What we already know is that the sensor will be 17% thinner compared to the previous generation, which could help integrate it to the phone’s casing. One of the fiercest criticisms against ISOCELL was the need to build a casing that would bump out around the camera, on the back of the phone. This may not be a problem with the release of Galaxy S7. Also BRITECELL Smart technology will benefit from WDR (wide dynamic range) that will capture multiple images simultaneously to unite them using embedded software in the phone for stabilized image and bright.