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Samsung Partners with Xiaomi for 1st 108MP Mobile Image Sensor

Last June, Samsung introduced an upgraded pixel isolation technology, the ISOCELL Plus

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Samsung declined to disclose its sales target for the new Note series, but said it expected to achieve higher sales volume than the predecessor Note 9 models. Pixabay

South Korean tech giant Samsung in partnership with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Monday launched a 108MP mobile image sensor called “Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX”.

This is the fist ever image sensor to go beyond the resolution of a 100 million pixels.

With the latest addition, Samsung will expand its image sensor offerings from its recently announced ultra-high 64MP to 108MP, a resolution equivalent to that of a high-end DSLR camera, the company said in a statement.

“Through close collaboration with Xiaomi, ISOCELL Bright HMX is the first mobile image sensor to pack over 100 million pixels and deliver unparalleled colour reproduction,” said Yongin Park, Executive Vice President of Sensor Business at Samsung Electronics.

The new sensor would be able to absorb more light in low-lit settings and its pixel-merging Tetracell technology would allow the sensor to imitate big-pixel sensors, producing brighter 27MP images.

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Xiaomi also refreshes ‘Mi TV’ series in India. (Wikimedia Commons)

In bright environments, the Smart-ISO, a mechanism that intelligently selects the level of amplifier gains according to the illumination of the environment for optimal light-to-electric signal conversion, would switch to a low ISO to improve pixel saturation and produce vivid photographs. The mechanism would use a high ISO in darker settings to produce clearer pictures.

For advanced filming, the HMX supports video recording without losses in field-of-view at resolutions up to 6K and 30-frames-per-second (fps).

“As we continue our partnership, we anticipate bringing not only new mobile camera experiences but also a platform through which our users can create unique content,” said Lin Bin, co-founder and President of Xiaomi.

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Samsung first announced its ISOCELL technology in 2013. Based on this technology, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 1.0um-pixel image sensor in 2015 and 0.9-pixel sensor in 2017.

Last June, Samsung introduced an upgraded pixel isolation technology, the ISOCELL Plus. (IANS)

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Samsung in a Deal to Supply 4G and 5G Network Equipment to Canada

It marks the first time for Samsung Electronics to supply telecom equipment to Canada, Yonhap news agency reported

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Samsung Electronics accounted for 11 per cent of the global market for telecom equipment in the third quarter, rising sharply from 5 per cent posted at end-2018, according to the data compiled by industry tracker IHS Markit. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung Electronics Co. said that it has won a deal to supply fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) network equipment to Videotron, a Canadian telecom firm.

“Starting in early 2020, Samsung will deliver 4G LTE-A solutions across Quebec and Ottawa,” the company said in a statement.

“Samsung will increase efficiency in accelerating the expansion of 5G service coverage to match the pace with Canada’s 5G commercial launch, which is expected to take place in late 2020,” it added.

It marks the first time for Samsung Electronics to supply telecom equipment to Canada, Yonhap news agency reported.

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Samsung Electronics Co. said that it has won a deal to supply fourth-generation (4G) and fifth-generation (5G) network equipment to Videotron, a Canadian telecom firm. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung Electronics accounted for 11 per cent of the global market for telecom equipment in the third quarter, rising sharply from 5 per cent posted at end-2018, according to the data compiled by industry tracker IHS Markit.

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The company is anticipated to post sales of 6.2 trillion won (or $5.29 billion) from the segment this year, marking a whopping 50 per cent growth from 4.2 trillion won recorded in 2018, market watchers said. (IANS)