Samsung has unveiled their Galaxy Alpha which is clearly meant to rival the upcoming 4.7 inch iPhone 6. Samsung has even gone out of their way to outfit their newest device with a 12 megapixel camera which will likely rival the camera on the next iPhone.
Now with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha set to launch on September 12, we are getting a look at some of its camera samples and learning more about the sensor Samsung has used.
For their newest camera, Samsung is using its own 12 megapixel CMOS image sensor with ISOCELL technology and native 16:9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Alpha camera also comes with an f/2.2 aperture and a focal length of 4.80mm.
ISOCELL is a technology that took years in development and it made a debut in the Samsung Galaxy S5 on a 16 megapixel sensor. Now, in the Galaxy Alpha we're looking at some of the same features: ISOCELL (but on a 12-megapixel scale, and unknown sensor size) and phase-detection autofocus (no optical image stabilization though).
In its official blog, Samsung promises that images taken on the Galaxy Alpha will come out "sharper than ever with natural colors." In any case, the ISOCELL brings a couple of important advantages over non-isolated photo cells used in traditional BSI sensors: first, crosstalk is reduced from 19% to 12.5% in ISOCELL, next, luminance signal to noise ratio improved from 150 lux to 105 lux, and finally, full well capacity increased from 5,000e- to 6,200e-.
Check out the following photo samples from the Samsung Galaxy Alpha camera and let us know what you think in the comments below.
source: Hi-Tech | Samsung | GSMArena