Usually it’s only high-end phones that get fancy features, but Samsung would like to make more of them available on budget-friendly hardware. It’ll start with adding dual-camera image sensors and proprietary software to phones in the mid-range and low-end segments.
Samsung just announced that it figured out how to get the special camera technology into “lower price mobile devices” easier than anyone else.
While the competition continues to ponder if dual-camera setups are worth implementing on cheaper products, Samsung learned it can do so with little time spent. Putting two cameras on the back of a phone is normally challenging since a lot of time is required, but not for the South Korean giant.
Both hardware and software have to be optimized for each other, which is why companies have resisted dual-camera setups on anything but high-end phones. Samsung, however, managed to reduce the amount of time it takes by having a custom algorithm in place.
The ISOCELL Dual sensor and sensor-optimized algorithm software will make it almost seamless for the company to put the technology on every phone in its lineup. Benefits include refocusing and low-light shooting, both of which are standard these days on premium hardware.
Despite pushing the technology on its own products, Samsung will license the technology to other manufacturers. So there could be a wave of phones in the near future with dual-camera setups that feature bokeh and enhanced low-light performance.
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