Expect your camera-phone to get even thinner

If you're one of the current brace of hyper-slim supermodels strutting down our catwalks then even the thinnest of current cellphones are probably still too chunky for your liking.  I mean, when you're used to the peak of Haute Couture, a Samsung Trace that's as thick as your thigh seems terribly down-market.  And yet how else will people capture those backstage cocaine moments without a cameraphone?

Samsung to the rescue, with a brand new 3-megapixel CMOS sensor that uses a mere 1.75um pixel size and 1/4-inch lens aperture, compared to the standard 2.25um pixel, 1/3-inch lens aperture commonly used now.  That's a 30% size reduction with no degradation in picture quality. 

Expect to see the new sensor appearing in phones next year, as Samsung ramps up production first quarter 2007.

Samsung Develops 1/4 inch 3-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor [AVING]