Britecell Camera technology: What is Samsung’s New Camera Tech?

Britecell Camera technology: What is Samsung’s New Camera Tech?


Samsung Galaxy S7 is just a block away. We have been hearing rumors and speculations about the flagship device for so long. Samsung never tips us with its Flagships regarding any specifications. However, the rumor mill churning day and night reveals us all.

This time around, Samsung, has unveiled some very startling details of the hardware attached to the Samsung Galaxy S7 camera. The hardware in question is the Samsung Britecell. Britecell is a new sensor design style that is going to be the highlight of the Smartphones launched in 2016. Britecell is basically a successor of ISOCELL. ISOCELL was a different sort of sensor style Samsung launched with its Galaxy S5.

Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 Britecell camera and what it has in store for us;

How Britecell Works?

The main objective of the Britecell is that it lets “phone camera sensors get smaller”. The change in size does not alter the resolution state and image quality. The new tech wants to break the bad quality stereotypical images the traditional, larger sensor cameras provide.

Britecell, in order to improve the standard, has replaced the green sensor pixels with white or the clear ones. This has enhanced the way a camera sensor works. Thereby serving the purpose the new camera sensor tech is supposed to do.

What Is Samsung's New Camera Tech, Britecell About?

Sensor, basically, nabs the light through which an image is formed. However, before the reflected light goes through the sensor it hits a color filter. The Britecell sensor distinguishes the light into blue, red and green colors. By interchanging the green component with a white “subpixel”, the sensor gets more light because those white pixels aren’t just getting the green light, but more red and blue light too.

Samsung has announced that the Britecell sensor is around 17 per cent less tall than the current standard camera sensors. This means that we are confirmed that the upcoming flagship will be much thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The Resolution And Image Quality Of Britecell Camera:

What Is Samsung's New Camera Tech, Britecell About?

The Britecell camera was actually revealed and discussed by Samsung in November, 2015. Therefore, it has already been revealed that it has going to have a resolution of 20 megapixels. The resolution quality has upped from the 16MP in the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and some of the very popular Samsung flagships.

The resolution has improved, but the sensor area will be smaller than ever. The reduced image size is due to the reduction of the sensor pixels from 1.12 microns to just 1.0 micron. As per the quality and resolution of the images, Samsung has claimed that; “You get enhanced light sensitivity in low light condition with less color artifact.”

The WDR Of The Britecell Sensor

What Is Samsung's New Camera Tech, Britecell About?

Britecell Sensor has been announced to change the way a sensor works when a picture is taken. The intriguing point of the new camera sensor is that Samsung announced a new addition called WDR, Wide Dynamic Range.

HDR, a sibling of WDR, has been a part of the cameras from the start of this world. The High Dynamic Range is different to WDR in a perspective that the latter is a self-identified modern, new technology based on the same hypothesis. To those who have no idea, Samsung’s CCTVs and other security cams are already working on the same tech. However, it should be right to assume that there might be something different this time. Well, Samsung Galaxy S7 is a new security intended phone. Right?

All in all, Wide Dynamic Range has a wide, multi-exposure mode that makes shadows more prominent and showy. This enhances the already great dynamic range abilities of Britecell.

Improve Phase Detection And Auto-Focus

What Is Samsung's New Camera Tech, Britecell About?

The Phase detection and Auto-Focus is no new thing. However, the most advanced and proper system is found on high-tech DSLRs only. In Samsung’s case, both of them are fitted into the sensor.

The normal phones simply use the plain detection. It assesses the output of the sensor and then focus point of the high contrast is found. This is the same point the captured image is at the sharpest. Phase detection assesses the phase of the incoming light to check focus, getting rid of the back-forth ‘seeking’ you always get with contrast detection. It is the same hybrid system which is present on compact system cameras. A phone won’t always use phase detection because it doesn’t cover the whole sensor.

Is Britecell Worthy Enough To Be A Part Of The Flagships?

What Is Samsung's New Camera Tech, Britecell About?

If we think about Britecell at the current point, the sensor tech is about to move up the design trends in Smartphones. This led to thinner and slimmer devices than ever. What’s more is that the package also provides us 4 additional, enhanced Mega-pixels.

The main part of its functioning is that it is highly dependent on the software. Even the best software of the world is still at risk of giving the Samsung Galaxy S7 a stabilized lens and better focus quality than the previous Samsung flagships.

In a nut shell, Samsung’s efforts for the upcoming flagships are not unnoticed. It seems that the North Korean company is doing the best it can to promote the device to the highest tech standards.  What do you think? is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.