Yesterday, Samsung announced ISOCELL Dual, its total dual camera solution for entry level and mid-range devices. The camera solution brings flagship bokeh and low-light shooting to non-flagship smartphones.
What ISOCELL Dual does is to reduce the time it takes for OEMs to optimize camera sensors and the algorithm software required for the sensors. ISOCELL Dual is a combination of both the hardware and the sensor-optimization software. Think of it as a ready-to-use dual camera system.
For refocusing (bokeh) Samsung’s ISOCELL Dual will make use of one 13MP sensor and a 5MP sensor. On the other hand, low-light shooting will have two 8MP sensors. Depending on the one the OEM chooses, integration is supposed to be simple.
It is not much of a surprise that Samsung has provided a solution for non-flagship phones with dual cameras. After taking its time before joining the dual camera train itself, it has also come up with a solution for clients who use its sensors in their devices.
Samsung failed to mention which OEMs will make use of the technology and when we should expect to see it in the market. Nevertheless, we can be sure OEMs that do make use of it will not shy away from advertising it.