Samsung BRITECELL Camera Detailed, White Pixels Replace Green Ones

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Samsung shared info on its upcoming BRITECELL capturing camera sensor with investors. Samsung's goal is to create a smaller capturing camera module, with a higher resolution, but improved dynamic range and low-light performance.

That's basically the dream of all capturing camera makers, but physics tends to acquire in the way. The plan is to drop the traditional Bayer filter layout, replacing the Green pixels with White ones. Green pixels are achieved with a filter, which blocks out light, so no filter means more light reaching the sensor. Motorola tried something similar with the Moto X, though that one had an RGBW arrangement.




The recent RBW pixel matrix • smaller pixels create for a smaller sensor

Samsung's BRITECELL cameras will have 20MP resolution with 1µm pixels. The capturing camera module will be slightly smaller than the current 16MP cameras (which have 1.12µm pixels). Despite the smaller pixels, the recent matrix should perform better in low light.

The dynamic range will be improved with Smart WDR, which will utilize multiple exposures (which sounds just like regular HDR works, the incompatibility is unclear). The sensor will also pack phase detection autofocus for faster, more accurate locks.




Smart WDR • Phase detection autofocus

Samsung also presented its Bio Processor, which will create its way to wearables. It integrates the multiple discrete controllers needed to measure various biological parameters into one. This makes for a much smaller package (80% smaller) and power consumption is halved.



The recent Bio processor is smaller, more power efficient

Source | Via (in Dutch)


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