Samsung to Bring New Britecell Technology to Its Phone Cameras
The company revealed Britecell, which improves low-light photography, at a recent investors conference, according to reports.Samsung has introduced a Britecell, photo technology that uses smaller pixels which have more sensitivity to low light levels, a combination that means brighter photographs even in poor lighting situations. The developing Britecell technology was revealed by the company at the Samsung Electronics 2015 Investors Forum and could appear in Samsung smartphones and other consumer devices sometime in 2016, according to a Nov. 18 story by SamMobile. The announcement followed a patent application for Britecell, which was recently filed, the story reported. Kyushik Hong, who heads the Samsung LSI marketing team, "revealed the Britecell technology which promises enhanced light sensitivity in low light conditions with less color artifact," the story reported. "The presentation also made it clear that Britecell is not the rumored 1/2-inch sensor with large pixels that has been rumored for the Galaxy S7 because it actually has smaller one micron pixels, and Samsung says that this helps reduce module height by 17 percent while maintaining low light sensitivity." The Britecell camera sensor is used along with Samsung's Smart WDR technology "to provide a more detailed image by using multi-exposure for better spatial resolution and Phase Detection Auto Focus or PDAF for faster and more accurate auto focus," the story reported. Samsung has not yet confirmed when the Britecell feature will appear in its devices.
Improving smartphone cameras is a constant goal of device makers as consumers demand better images from their smartphones.