On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled a new image sensor brand named ISOCELL, highlighting the company’s commitment to improving its mobile cameras. Samsung’s new division is named after its ISOCELL technology, which the company first introduced in 2013.
While the news is a big deal in and of itself, there’s a detail here that would-be Galaxy Note 8 customers will find particularly interesting. Under the ISOCELL brand will be four technological sub-brands: Bright, Fast, Slim, and Dual.
That last feature, of course, could provide a hint of what to expect from Samsung in the not-too-distant future.
According to Samsung, its ISOCELL Dual sub-brand will allow the company to mix and match sensors in various combinations, bringing about features “demanded in the latest dual camera trend.”
There have been multiple reports claiming the Note 8 will include a dual-camera setup—something we’ve seen in devices like the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5.
Apparently, the Note 8 will sport dual 13-megapixel sensors (one monochrome and one RGB), each of which is said to feature an f/2.0 aperture and 1.12µm pixel size.
“With our advanced image sensor technologies, Samsung will continue to bring innovation to cameras used in smartphones and other applications,” said Ben Hur, vice president of system LSI marketing at Samsung.
In addition to a dual-camera setup, the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 835 chip, and 6GB of RAM. Samsung is expected to introduce the device as early as August.