Samsung has for the first time presented a camera module that smart phone makers can purchase with pre-set optimizations. With that package, Samsung also supplies lenses and other parts from other suppliers.
The module is a S5K3P9 and has a 1 / 3.1 “size sensor with pixels each of a micron size. Thanks to Samsung’s Tetracell technology, the software can capture the information from four surrounding pixels to improve low-light photography. Focusing is done with phase detection. The maximum resolution is sixteen megapixels.
The camera sensor is immediately available for manufacturers. It is still unknown which phones this camera module will be given and the specifications will be mid-range models. Many high-end models have a camera with a larger sensor.