Samsung ISOCELL Dual: the democratization of dual cameras
The dual cameras were one of the most popular and most demanded features during 2017. The possibility of having two lenses allows greater watermarks when capturing images, and the novelty of portrait mode allows you to have a new toy in the era selfie. However, in the first instance, these dual cameras were only attached to high-end mobiles, so if you wanted one, you had to go through the box.
Little by little, the price range has been narrowing down, and dual cameras can be found on many phones. He Xiaomi Mi A1 it is the perfect example of an extremely competent dual camera mid-range. However, since Samsung they want to go further and democratize double chambers. That is Samsung ISOCELL Dual, which will allow dual cameras to be mounted on basically any phone.
What is and how does Samsung ISOCELL Dual work?
Samsung ISOCELL Dual is a hardware and software solution to implement dual cameras. Typically, a manufacturer wishing to use a dual camera will need to develop both sections to physically fit the pieces together and ensure that the camera application adapts to new needs. It is not just a matter of placing two lenses and now, you have to optimize the results, check that the photographs in portrait mode meet a minimum, check the integration with other applications … Many sections to take into account and of which the user is not always aware.
Samsung ISOCELL Dual therefore offers a complete package. Samsung gives both the hardware and the software and ready to be served. There are two packages: one with the software and a 13 MP + 5 MP dual camera, intended for photos with out of focus background (portrait or bokeh mode); another with two 8 MP sensors intended for better photography in low light conditions. The first would be for mid-range phones, while the second would be mainly intended for the low-end entry range.
In this way, Samsung manages to bring dual cameras to all ranges of smartphones, in addition to accelerating development processes. Too bad that, in principle, this does not help the Galaxy S9 to have a dual camera.