Samsung's ISOCELL Software Brings Portrait Photography to Cheaper Phones
Samsung today introduced new ISOCELL Dual image sensor camera systems that will give mid-level and low-cost phones access to advanced bokeh and low-light features. Samsung's offering is a complete solution that includes the ISOCELL Dual sensors and properly optimized algorithms to match them in a single package. Samsung believes this will make it quicker and less expensive for phone makers to drop the package into devices, bringing a new array of features to their devices. To start, the new ISOCELL Dual combines Samsung's bokeh/portrait software with a 13-megapixel / 5-megapixel pair of sensors, or its low-light shooting software with a pair of 8-megapixel sensors. Phone makers can select one or the other. Samsung didn't say how soon the new ISOCELL Dual software/sensor packages will be available to phone makers.
Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules
Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung's Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers.
Samsung Shrinks Latest Isocell Camera Sensors
Samsung this week announced two new Isocell image sensors for smartphones and IoT devices. The first is the Isocell Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, a 12-megapixel sensor with pixels that measure 1.28-micrometers (μm).
Samsung Reveals New Exynos 9 Processor and Camera Sensor
Samsung updated its Exynos 9 Series processor and also debuted a fresh camera sensor for smartphones. The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is a flagship-class application processor built on Samsung's second-generation 10nm FinFET process.
Samsung Brings Infinity Display to Mid-Range Galaxy A8 and A8+
Samsung today updated its Galaxy A8 mid-level devices, which now follow closely the pattern set by the S8 and S8+ flagship phones. The A8 series employs glass panels front and back with a metal frame in between.
Asus Shows Off the Zenfone 5 Series
Asus today revealed its new flagship series handsets, the Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5 Lite, and Zenfone 5z. All three phone run Android 8 Oreo with the new ZenUI 5.0 Zenfone 5 Lite / 5Q: Called the Zenfone 5Q in the US, this low end of the series has 2.5D curved class on the front and rear with a plastic frame in between.