shared info on its upcoming BRITECELL camera sensor with investors. Samsung's
goal is to make a smaller camera module, with a higher resolution, but improved
dynamic range and low-light performance.
basically the dream of all camera makers, but physics tends to get 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.
BRITECELL cameras will have 20MP resolution with 1µm pixels. The camera module
will be slightly smaller than the current 16MP cameras (which have 1.12µm
pixels). Despite the smaller pixels, the new matrix should perform better in
dynamic range will be improved with Smart WDR, which will use multiple
exposures (which sounds just like regular HDR works, the difference is
unclear). The sensor will also pack phase detection autofocus for faster, more
Samsung also presented its Bio Processor, which will make 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.