Our smartphone cameras have come a very, very long way since cameras were introduced to phones in general. Not only do smartphone cameras these days feature faster autofocus, they also come with image stabilization, the ability to capture videos in 4K, and more. Now it looks like Sony will be kicking things up a notch.
The company has recently unveiled a brand new image sensor for smartphones which would effectively give smartphones a 48MP sensor. According to Sony, they boast that the new high megapixel count means that smartphone cameras now have the potential to rival high-end SLR cameras, although we should point out that there's more to a good photo than just a high megapixel count.
According to Sony, they claim that this new sensor will be adopting the Quad Bayer array which boasts both high sensitivity and high resolution. They also claim that the new sensor will allow for four times greater dynamic range than earlier models. However Sony does not mention when this new sensor will be debuting in phones.
However we should also note that Sony supplies sensors to many smartphone makers, such as Apple, so we wouldn’t be surprised if some of Sony’s customers were to take the company up on their offer and start including this new sensor in future handsets.
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