In 2015, many Samsung Galaxy S6 buyers weren’t so happy when the phones were shipped with two different camera sensors.
Some units came with a Sony sensor, which happened to be the better option, while others had Samsung’s own ISOCELL sensor. The story was the same once again last year with respect to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and nothing changed with this year’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. As it appears, the story will also be the same with respect to Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.
Apparently, the tech giant is getting ready to unveil a new ISOCELL slim 2X7 sensor, a massive 24MP unit with 0.9µm pixel size, something that should represent a huge step compared to the current unit used in the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This will be the smallest pixel size in a smartphone camera and to make things even sweeter, the tech giant is taking advantage of “Tetracell and remosaic technology to simulate bigger pixel performance.”
With the small 0.9µm pixel size, Samsung says that it will be possible to fit a 24MP image sensor in a thinner camera module, thus allowing premium phones like the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to keep their slim and elegant profiles while at the same time offering high-resolution cameras.
Note that Samsung has not confirmed that this new ISOCELL 24MP sensor will make its debut on the Galaxy S9 or even the Note 9, but it has confirmed the image sensor will be on display at the upcoming CES 2018 show, which takes place starting January 9 to 12. In short, don’t be surprised if the phone comes with the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 12MP sensor, which was first unveiled alongside the 24MP sensor in October 2017.