Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Samsung’s ISOCELL HP9 Redefines Telephoto Photography

Three new mobile image sensors, the ISOCELL HP9, ISOCELL GNJ, and ISOCELL JN5, are intended for use with smartphones’ primary and secondary cameras. Samsung Electronics, a global leader in innovative semiconductor technology, announced their release .

With its industry-leading 200MP and 50MP sensors, the new series bridges the gap between main and sub cameras for improved photography from every angle.

Samsung’s most recent image sensors produce amazing images from every angle, setting a new benchmark for mobile photography as customer expectations for smartphone camera quality and performance continue to climb.

According to Jesuk Lee, Executive Vice President and CTO of Samsung Electronics‘ System LSI Sensor Business Team, “the new direction of the industry is enhancing image sensor performance and bridging the gap between main and sub cameras to offer a consistent photography experience across all angles.” “With our new lineup of mobile sensors that integrate the latest advancements, we will continue to set industry standards and push technological boundaries.”


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The First 200MP Telephoto Sensor in the Industry for Smartphones. With an optical format of 1/1.4 inches, the ISOCELL HP9 has 200 million 0.56-micrometer (μm) pixels.

The ISOCELL HP9 dramatically improves light-gathering capacity by directing more light precisely to the corresponding RGB colour filter thanks to its unique high-refractive microlens made of a novel material. With 12% better light sensitivity (based on signal-to-noise ratio 10) and 10% better autofocus contrast performance than the previous model, this leads to more vibrant colour reproduction and improved focus.

Possible Advantages

Professional-Grade Telephoto Photography the ISOCELL HP9 has the power to completely transform smartphone telephoto features by enabling consumers to take amazing up-close pictures.

Better Zooming: The ISOCELL HP9’s high resolution allows for lossless or minimal-loss zoom, which maintains image clarity even while enlarging on far-off objects.

Sharper Low-Light Photos: Even in poorly lit areas, crisp and detailed photographs may be taken because to the enhanced low-light performance.

Especially, the ISOCELL HP9 performs exceptionally well in low light, which solves a problem that classic telephoto cameras sometimes face. Its Tetra pixel technology combines 16 (4×4) pixels into a huge, 2.24μm-sized, 12MP sensor, making portrait images crisper even in low light and producing striking out-of-focus bokeh effects.

Telephoto cameras are finding more space as the primary cameras in high-end smartphones get bigger. The ISOCELL HP9 can be used with telephoto modules due to its large optical format, which rivals the capabilities of premium main cameras in terms of autofocus, high dynamic range (HDR), and frames per second (fps).

With a 3x zoom telephoto module, the HP9 can achieve up to 12x zoom while keeping sharp image quality. It is powered by a remosaic technique and supports 2x or 4x in-sensor zoom modes.


Introducing Innovative Cutting-Edge Pixel Technology into ISOCELL GNJ. With 50 million 1.0μm pixels in an optical format of 1/1.57 inches, the ISOCELL GNJ is a dual pixel sensor.

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With two photodiodes per pixel, autofocus is able to function quickly and precisely, much like human vision does. In order to focus quickly and maintain image quality, the image sensor also simultaneously records full colour information.

The GNJ offers higher-resolution photos devoid of artefacts or moiré patterns in photo mode and sharper footage in video mode thanks to a combination of dual pixel technology and an in-sensor zoom capability.

Together with Samsung’s unique high-refractive microlense, the recently enhanced high-transmittance anti-refractive layer (ARL) not only increases light transmission and minimises undesired reflections, but it also makes sure that dark areas are not unduly brightened for more accurate images with preserved image details.

The GNJ also has an improved pixel isolation material in deep trench isolation (DTI) that reduces crosstalk between neighbouring pixels by switching from polysilicon to silicon oxide. The sensor is able to take sharper, more detailed pictures as a result.

With a 29% improvement in preview mode and a 34% improvement in video mode at 4K 60 frames per second, all of these advances have been made with less power usage.


Robust Camera Experience From All Viewpoints With Wide Colour Gamut and Superior Autofocus. With an optical format of 1/2.76 inches, the ISOCELL JN5 has 50 million 0.64μm pixels.

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By increasing charge transfer within pixels, Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (Dual VTG) technology significantly reduces noise for sharper images in extremely low light.

Using Super Quad Phase Detection (Super QPD), the ISOCELL JN5 captures even the finest details of fast-moving objects with little vibration by measuring phase variations both vertically and horizontally to adjust focus.

The ISOCELL JN5 also uses dual slope gain (DSG) technology to improve its HDR. This approach increases the spectrum of colours that the sensor can create by amplifying the analogue light information entering the pixels into two signals, converting them into digital data, and then combining them into one data.

Putting hardware remosaic methods into practice speeds up camera shooting and allows for instantaneous real-time zoom in both preview and capture modes.

A consistent camera experience from a variety of angles is guaranteed by the ISOCELL JN5’s small optical format, which makes it extremely versatile for usage with main and sub cameras, including wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, front, and telephoto.

Gowri Priya
Gowri Priya
Gowri Priya has been writing Mobiles Related articles for govindhtech from Aug 2023. She was a Commerce graduate. She was an enthusiast of Mobiles and Their Technologies.


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