Samsung CMOS

This is a list of Samsung's CMOS camera sensors, available for purchase by other companies, for a wide variety of products including mobile phones, computers, digital cameras and more.[1]

These sensors use one of the following pixel type technologies:

  • FSI: frontside-illuminated. The light that reaches the photosensitive area is reduced because it needs to pass through multiple metal and dielectric layers.
  • BSI: backside-illuminated. The light reaches the photosensitive area directly.
  • ISOCELL: ISOCELL combines 3D-BSI with Front-side, Full-depth, Deep-Trench Isolation (F-DTI) and Vertical Transfer Gate (VTG). This provides increased light sensitivity and higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions.[2]
  • ISOCELL Plus: ISOCELL Plus replaces ISOCELL's metal grid barriers with an innovative new material developed by Fujifilm. This minimizes optical loss and light reflection, providing higher color fidelity and up to a 15% enhancement in light sensitivity compared to ISOCELL.[3]

These sensors can be configured with one of the following chroma technologies:

  • BW also known as Monochrome. No color filter array.
  • RGB also known as Bayer filter or RGGB. Features a repeating 2×2 pattern with 1 red, 2 green and 1 blue pixels.
  • Tetracell also known as Quad Bayer or 4-cell. Features a repeating 4×4 pattern with 4 red, 8 green and 4 blue pixels. For darker scenes, signal processing can combine data from each 2x2 group, essentially like a larger pixel. For brighter scenes, signal processing can convert the Tetracell into a conventional RGB filter to achieve 4x higher resolution. Resolution & pixel size listed below is after re-mosaic signal processing.[4]
  • Nonacell. Similar to Tetracell, but with 3x3 groups and a 6×6 pattern with 9 red, 18 green and 9 blue pixels.


Model number Resolution Sensor

size (Optical format)

Pixel size Pixel type Chroma Products used in
S5KHMX Photo: 12032 x 9024

108MP

Video: 6016 x 3384 @ 30 fps

12.03 mm

(~1/1.33”)

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Rear:

Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro

S5KHM1 Photo: 12000 x 9000

108MP

Video: 7680 x 4320 @ 24 fps

12.03 mm

(~1/1.33”)

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Nonacell Rear:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

S5KGW2 9280 x 6944

64MP

9.216 mm

(~1/1.7")

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus RGB Rear:

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20+

S5KGW1 9280 x 6944

64MP

9.216 mm

(~1/1.7")

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Rear:

Samsung Galaxy A71

Samsung Galaxy A70s

Vivo NEX 3 / NEX 3 5G

Realme XT

Realme X2 / X2 Pro

Realme X50

Redmi Note 8 Pro

S5KGM2 8000 x 6000

48MP

8mm

(~1/2.25")

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Rear:

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Samsung Galaxy A80

Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung Galaxy A50s

Samsung Galaxy M30s

Redmi Note 8

S5KGM1 8000 x 6000

48MP

8mm

(~1/2.25")

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Rear:
Black Shark 2
Lenovo Z6 Pro
Meizu 16Xs/Note 9
Oppo F11/F11 Pro
Redmi Note 7S
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 8
UMIDIGI F1 Play
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
S5KGH1 7968 x 5480

43.7MP

9.58 mm

(~1/2.65”)

0.7 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Front:
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Oppo Reno3 Pro

S5KGD1 6560 x 4928

32MP

6.4mm

(~1/2.8")

0.8 μm ISOCELL Plus Tetracell Front:
Samsung Galaxy A71

Infinix S4
Redmi Y3
Vivo V15/Vivo V15 Pro LG V50S/G8X ThinQ

Huawei P30/30Pro

Honor 20

Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20S

Rear:

Samsung Galaxy A70

Samsung Galaxy A60

SAK2L3 4032 x 3024

12.2MP

7.06mm

(~1/2.55")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
S5K2L1 4032 x 3024

12.2MP

7.06mm

(~1/2.55")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S71
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge1
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active[5]1
Samsung Galaxy Note 7/FE
S5K2L2 4032 x 3024
12.2MP
7.06mm

(~1/2.55")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S84
Samsung Galaxy S8+4
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
S5K2L3[6] 4032 x 3024
12.2MP
7.06mm

(~1/2.55)

1.4 μm ISOCELL Plus RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S94[7]
Samsung Galaxy S9+4[8]
S5K2L4 4032 x 3024
12.2MP
7.06mm

(~1/2.55)

1.4 μm ISOCELL Plus RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S1011
Samsung Galaxy S10+11
Samsung Galaxy S10e11
S5K2L7 4032 x 3024

12.2MP

7.06mm

(~1/2.55")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
BQ Aquaris X PRO[9]
Nokia 8 Sirocco[10]
Motorola Moto X4 (Main)
Motorola Moto G6 Plus (Main)
Motorola Moto G6 (Main)
Motorola P30
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (China)
Redmi Note 6 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (CC9 Pro) 2x tele
Sharp Aquos S2
S5K2L8 4032 x 3024

12.2MP

6.4mm

(~1/2.8")

1.29 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
BQ Aquaris X2
BQ Aquaris X2 PRO
Vsmart Active 1
Vsmart Active 1+

Front:
Vivo X20
Vivo X20 Plus
Vivo X20 Plus UD
Vivo X21
Vivo X21 UD

S5K2L9 4032 x 3024

12.2MP

7.06mm

(~1/2.55")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Vivo X20
Vivo X20 Plus
Vivo X20 Plus UD
Vivo X21
Vivo X21 UD
S5K2LD 4032 x 3024

12MP

9.072 mm

(~1/1.7")

1.8 μm ISOCELL Plus RGB Rear:

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20+

S5K2M8 4208 x 3120
13MP
6.828mm

(1/2.6")

1.34 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
ZUK Z2 (Lenovo Z2 Plus)
ZUK Edge
S5K2P2 5312 x 2988
16MP
6.828mm

(1/2.6")

1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S5[11]
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy S6[12]2
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge2
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+2
Samsung Galaxy Note 5[13]2
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
S5K2P7 4640x3488

16MP

(1/2.8") 1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
LG V20
Meizu M6S
Oukitel WP2
Umdigi Z2 Special Edition
Umdigi Z2 Pro
Umdigi F1
S5K2P8 5336 x 3000
16MP
6.828mm

(1/2.6")

1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Lenovo Vibe Shot
S5K2T8 5976 x 3368
20MP
6.828mm

(1/2.6")

1.1 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
ZTE Axon 7
S5K3H1 3280x2464

8MP

(~1/3.6")

1.22 um ISOCELL RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy S89
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S9+

S5K3H2 3264 x 2448
8MP
5.68mm

(1/3.2")

1.4 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy S2[14]
Samsung Galaxy S3 (some models)
Xiaomi Redmi 1/1S
S5K3J1 3648 x 2736
10MP
5.57mm

(~1/3.2")

1.22 μm ISOCELL RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy S1010[15]
S5K3L2 4208 x 3120
13MP
5.867mm

(1/3.06")

1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)[16]
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy On Nxt
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime
Samsung Galaxy E7
S5K3L8 4208 x 3120
13MP
5.867mm

(1/3.06")

1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB/BW Rear:
Xiaomi Redmi 3/s/x/pro[17]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/x
Xiaomi Redmi 4/x
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1 Lite in India)
S5K3M2 4208 x 3120
13MP
5.867mm

(1/3.06")

1.12 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
OnePlus X[18]3Xiaomi Mi 4
Xiaomi Mi Note/Pro
Xiaomi Mi 4c[19]3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Mediatek)
S5K3M3 & S5K3M3+ 4208x3120
13MP
1/3.42" 1.0 μm ISOCELL RGB Secondary rear:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy S10[15]
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (partly)7
LG V30

Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 5

S5K3M5 4208x3120
13MP
1/3.4" 1.0 μm ISOCELL RGB Third rear:
Xiaomi Mi 9
LG G8 ThinQ
S5K3P3 5312 x 2988
16MP
5.867mm

(1/3.06")

1.0 μm ISOCELL RGB Rear:
Ulefone Future[20]
Vernee Apollo Lite,[20]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon)[21]
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro[20]
Samsung Galaxy C5
Samsung Galaxy C7
Xiaomi Mi Max[22]
Ulefone T1
Oukitel K6[23]
S5K3P8 4640 x 3488
16MP
6.4mm

(1/3.1")

1.0 μm ISOCELL RGB/Tetracell Rear:
Blackview BV9600
Doogee V
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
UMIDIGI Z2

Front:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime (Y1 in India)
Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2 in India)

S5K3P9 4608 x 3456
16MP
6.4mm

(1/3.1")

1.0 μm ISOCELL RGB/Tetracell Third rear:
Samsung Galaxy S10[15]
S5K3T1 5184x3880 (20M) 1/3.1" 0.9um ISOCELL Tetracell Front:
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
S5K4E6 2592 x 1944
5MP
4.5mm

(1/4")

1.34 μm ISOCELL RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy S6[12]
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
Samsung Galaxy Note 5[13]
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 7/FE
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
HTC 10[24]
S5K4E8 2592 x 1944
5MP
4.5mm

(1/4")

1.4 μm ISOCELL Bright RGB/BW Secondary rear:
Vivo X20 (2nd Rear)
Vivo X20 Plus (2nd Rear)
Vivo X20 Plus UD (2nd Rear)
Vivo X21 (2nd Rear)
Vivo X21 UD (2nd Rear)
S5K4H5 3264 x 2448
8MP
4.5mm

(1/4")

1.12 μm BSI(~YB)/

ISOCELL(~YC)

RGB Rear:
Blackview A7
Intex Aqua Note 5.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2[25]
S5K5BAF[26] 1600 x 1200 (1/5") 1.75 μm FSI RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy S2[14]
S5K5E2 2560x1920

5MP

5.08mm

(1/5")

1.12 μm BSI RGB Rear:
Motorola Moto E (2015)

Front:
HTC One (M8)[27]

S5K5E3 2576 x 1932
5MP
4.5mm

(1/4")

1.12 μm BSI RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)[16]
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
Huawei Honor 3C
S5K5E8 2592x1944

5MP

5.08mm

(1/5")

1.12 μm BSI RGB/BW Front:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X
Xiaomi Mi Max 1/2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Secondary rear:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera
Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2 in India)

S5K6A3[28] 1412 x 1412 3mm

(1/6")

1.75 μm BSI RGB Front:

Samsung Galaxy S3[29]

S5K6B2 1936 x 1036
2MP
3mm

(1/6")

1.34 μm BSI RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy S4[29]
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2[25]
S5K6D1 2560 x 1440
3.7MP
3.6mm

(1/5")

1.12 μm BSI RGB Front:
Samsung Galaxy Note 4[30]

1: The Galaxy S7 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K2L1 or the Sony IMX260. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

2: The Galaxy S6 family and Note 5 utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K2P2 or the Sony IMX240. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

3: The Xiaomi Mi 4C and Oneplus X utilize either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K3M2 or the Sony IMX258. They are similar sensors, but the IMX258 is a newer unit.

4: The Galaxy S8 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K2L2 or the Sony IMX333. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

5: The Xiaomi Mi 6 has two sensors. One of the two sensors is S5K3M3, another is Sony IMX386.

6: The Meizu Pro 6 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K3M3 or the Sony IMX386, They are regarded as nearly identical sensors

7: The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K3M3 or the Sony IMX386. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors

8: The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K2L3 or the Sony IMX345. Both feature stacked LPDDR4 DRAM in the CMOS sensor

9: The Galaxy S8 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K3H1 or the Sony IMX320. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

10: The Galaxy S10 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K3J1 or the Sony IMX374. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

11: The Galaxy S10 family utilizes either one of two sensors: the Samsung S5K2L4 or the Sony SAK2L4. They are regarded as nearly identical sensors.

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