Samsung hints that a new, affordable-class ISOCELL mobile image sensor will launch soon
Samsung's ISOCELL trademark might typically bring up images of advanced, high-end flagship-grade sensors for flagship smartphones, the 108MP HM2, newer 50MP GN2 and their rumored 200MP successor included. However, given that the OEM's new motto ("ISOCELL for Everyone"), it seems the line will see a new, more attainable addition in the near future.
The OEM asserts that the new upcoming component is for the "awesome" camera that "you deserve", and, thus, might be pitched at the next generation of mid- or even low-tier phones. Then again, given that some well-priced new releases might sport 48MP or even 64MP sensors these days, the new ISOCELL may not turn out to be all that low-res.
Samsung might also have advanced features, such as multi-pixel binning, improved auto-focus and HDR, ready to trickle down to the new sensor's category in 2021. In any case, we will find out for sure on the component's June 10, 2021 announcement.