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This is the World’s First 48-megapixel Smartphone Sensor.

What is the highest pixel count you’ve ever seen on a smartphone? If you said 41MP because you suddenly remembered this Nokia phone:

Then, you won’t be wrong! But the record held by the Nokia 1020 might soon be a thing of the past if Sony had their way.

The company recently announced the IMX586, a smartphone sensor with 48 megapixels resolution that aims to deliver super high-resolution shots while boosting low light performance. So you get a lot of details in daytime snaps and higher quality low-light images thanks to the fact that the IMX586 combines the signals from four adjacent 0.8-micron pixels into one pixel.The Sony IMX 586 camera sensor.

The pixel setup on the left is for low-light shots, while the pixel setup on the right is what happens during the day.

As for what it can produce, well check this out:

The Sony IMX586 camera sensor.

The picture on the left is from a conventional sensor and the other is from  Sony’s new sensor.

So when should we start seeing 48mp Smartphone cameras?

Not anytime soon.

The Japanese firm says the first sensor samples are due to be shipped in September 2018, which means we’ll probably see these sensors in 2019 flagships.

Who’s excited?

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5 comments on “This is the World’s First 48-megapixel Smartphone Sensor.

  1. Steph laws says:

    waoh technology seems to be evolving every goddam seconds. Sony has been know to be the best wen it comes to camera for ages so I’m not surprise though. Can’t forget myit’s good to experience it but it think the price tag will be the deciding factor.

  2. The Nokia 1020 was truly the future..took years to overtake that device.
    If only Nokia jumped on the android Wagon on time, apple won’t even be coughing

  3. Tobe says:

    Nokia preview was also 41MP

  4. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, BACK THEN, NOKIA SMASHED RECORDS FOR THE PUREVIEW. NOW, SONY IS ABOUT TO ROLL OVER NOKIA, LET’S WAIT AND SEE WHO WINS TGE RACE 🏎 TO GETTING THIS ON THEIR HARDWARES. SONY(MOST DEF), SAMSUNG, LG, HTC OR THE LIKES. BUT YOU KNOW, SONY WHEN IT COMES TO CAMERAS…

  5. Adegbenro says:

    Let’s see whether it actually lives up to its claims concerning its professed low light ability. For the past 2-3 years most flagship phones have been sporting 12-16 MP cameras.

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