For some years now, smartphone manufacturers have been focusing on photographic sensors not only equipped with many megapixels, but also larger and now – from China – the rumor of a Sony sensor with a considerable diagonal that would currently be offered in tests has bounced. various OEM.
At present, the information available is not detailed at all and is reported by the well-known leaker Digital Chat Stationvery active on the Chinese Weibo platform.
According to the source, the Sony photo sensor in question would be from 50 megapixels and with dimensions of approx 1 / 1.1 ″. According to early speculations, it could be the rumored sensor Sony IMX800which had already been talked about a year ago in relation to the Huawei P50 series and which in recent weeks has instead been associated with the expected Xiaomi 12 Ultra. The smartphone, as we have seen in recent days, should debut within the first half of the year and there is talk of an exceptional photographic sector, made even more valuable by the rumored collaboration with Leica.
Another factor that makes this association plausible is that such a photographic sensor would be the right upgrade compared to last year’s model. For those of you who have forgotten it, in fact, the extreme Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 5G (of which you can find our review at this link) had a Samsung GN2 50 megapixel main sensor 1 / 1.12 ″ large. According to the most recent rumors, Xiaomi 12 Ultra should remain faithful to the resolutions 50 megapixel, 48 megapixel and 48 megapixel, but that does not mean that there will not be upgrands in terms of sensors.
Of course, this alleged Sony IMX800 50 megapixel and 1 / 1.1 “photographic sensor would have to contend with the 1” ones currently used on smartphones not exactly. mainstream such as Sony Xperia Pro-I, Leitz Phone 1 and its Sharp twin AQUOS R6.
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