Barcelona, ESP, 27-02-2023 – After introducing the S1, the first sensor to deliver true color through a smartphone camera, Spectricity is now launching a miniature camera module using this cutting-edge technology. This first miniature, mobile device-ready multispectral image sensor, was introduced as a groundbreaking new technology at CES last month. The technology is expected to be adopted in all smartphones coming years.
The new camera module, announced at MWC in Barcelona, integrates the S1 image sensor with an optimized custom miniature lens for spectral imaging in a compact module. The camera module is compatible with mobile devices and smartphone integration thanks to its truly miniature form factor.

Spectricity also announces a partnership with high-volume camera module manufacturer Namuga. Tae Youn Won, the CEO of Namuga says: “We are very excited to work with Spectricity to develop and manufacture the next-level camera module with the S1 sensor. One can’t imagine modern personal life today without sharing daily content. Now, this can be taken to a next level with Spectricity’s improvement in color fidelity combined with Namuga’s experience in manufacturing and module development.”

Spectricity is delighted to partner with Namuga says Vincent Mouret, CEO of Spectricity: “We are excited to work with Namuga’s experienced team for this high-volume product. A high-volume camera module is essential for mobile device integration. We expect the first smartphone models with the S1 to be released as soon as in 2024 and all smartphones to include our technology within the coming years.”

The smartphone camera will no longer be colorblind

The S1 spectral image sensor solves color fidelity issues of smartphone cameras and can measure true color through the spectral signature of an object.

The S1 was recognized as a technology breakthrough at the recent edition of CES: it’s the first truly miniaturized, mass-manufacturable mobile spectral image sensor. At the same time, it captures the full visible and near-infrared range at video rates, required for mobile applications. It’s suited as a companion sensor to the main cameras in a smartphone.

Jonathan Borremans, CTO: “The S1-M camera module marks another phenomenal advance over any multispectral camera on the market. No one to date has managed to fit these specs into a miniature module. The S1-M can be integrated into any mobile device.”

Spectral imaging will fix the poor camera color fidelity of smartphones and consumer devices. Despite all advances in image sensor and camera technology, smartphones still cannot capture true color as they are limited by 3 color channels: red, green, and blue.

Jonathan Borremans: “Essentially, even your high-end smartphone camera is color blind. The S1 uses richer spectral signature data, resulting in much higher color fidelity in your pictures. We’re confident that spectral imaging will become essential in all devices including a camera.”

As part of the smartphone camera of the future, the S1 spectral camera sensor will drive innovation in consumer devices in personalized cosmetics, health and wellness, e-commerce, smart gardening, and authentication.

About Spectricity
Spectricity was incorporated in 2018 and is backed by international VCs to bring spectral imaging to mobile devices. Spectricity has offices in Belgium, the USA, Taipei, and Malaysia.

The S1 is currently under evaluation by major smartphone makers. EVKs are available for device manufacturers driving large volumes.