Samsung unveils new 0.7μm image sensors for next-gen smartphones null

Samsung Electronics is one of the world’s most popular image sensor developers for smartphones. Today, it announced a breakthrough in the form of four new image sensors with 0.7μm pixel size, meant to reduce the physical volume they take up within a phone’s body.

A camera’s sensor size and pixel size have a significant impact over the resultant images — bigger is always better. But that invariably also increases the size of the camera module within the phone, where space comes at a premium. These new image sensors from Samsung aim to balance that by offering higher resolutions in relatively smaller modules by way of reducing the individual pixel size. Samsung claims that a difference of just 0.1μm — going down to 0.7μm from 0.8μm — are up to 15% smaller and 10% shorter.