Chinese language site MyDrivers.com has posted photos of presentation slides from a Samsung event. In these slides, the Korean manufacturer shares some detail about the technology in its upcoming image sensors for mobile devices. It appears Samsung is working on sensors that use a RWB (red, white, blue) color filter instead of the conventional RGB pattern. This allegedly improves color fidelity and light sensitivity, allowing for smaller pixels.

Samsung's current 16MP sensors have a pixel-size of 1.12 microns. Thanks to the new technology this can be decreased to 1 micron. As a result, camera modules can be designed 23% thinner. The thickness of 16MP modules can be reduced from 6.5mm to 5mm, the 13MP variant from 5.2mm to 4.5mm. This is great news for all manufacturers who aim to make their mobile devices even thinner than they already are. Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, for example, were criticized for their slightly protruding camera lens. The same is true for the new Samsung Galaxy S6. The new technology, which is expected to be available by 2017, could make the 'camera hump' on the back of your phone a thing of the past. 

Source: MyDrivers | Via: Phone Arena