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Samsung has showcased its innovative camera technology named “ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace”, which harnesses the power of the company’s impressive 200-megapixel sensors. This technology enables the camera to simultaneously record both wide-angle and close-up shots, while also having the capability to automatically track and follow moving subjects within its frame. The tech was first introduced by Samsung at a press event earlier this month.
There’s speculation in the tech community regarding which devices might incorporate the Zoom Anyplace feature. Given the indicators, it’s believed that the upcoming Galaxy S24 Ultra, expected to be unveiled early next year, will be the front-runner.
ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace Key Features
- The rumored Galaxy S24 Ultra is believed to be equipped with the necessary 200-megapixel sensor, mirroring the main sensor seen in the Galaxy S23 Ultra from the previous year.
- The promotional materials from Samsung hint at the integration of the Qualcomm AI Engine, showcasing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor’s logo, which is rumored to be the core processor for the S24 Ultra worldwide.
Comparison with Competitors
- Samsung isn’t the pioneer in zoom features of this kind, with Honor 90’s Solo Cut Mode being a precedent. However, Honor’s version restricted video resolutions to 1080p, whereas Samsung’s iteration claims to offer 4K recording even with a 4x zoom.
- The Zoom Anyplace technology also boasts the ability to zoom in and out during a shot, with efficient tracking even for subjects near the frame’s boundaries.
What is Isocell sensor?
- At the Samsung System LSI Tech Day 2023 earlier this month, the tech giant showcased the feature using its 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP2 sensor, which was launched in January 2023.
- Alongside the Zoom Anyplace feature, Samsung introduced the “End-to-End (E2E) AI Remosaic” technology, which purportedly slashes the image processing times for 200-megapixel photos by up to 50%. This efficiency is achieved by simultaneously processing the remosaicing and image signal, as opposed to a sequential process. Samsung believes this will mitigate data loss from latency, producing images with enhanced detail and vibrancy.
Release Date: While Samsung’s official statement doesn’t specify a release date for ISOCELL Zoom Anyplace, rumors hint at the potential launch of the Galaxy S24 series as soon as January 2024.