Only a week ago we learned and noticed that the Japanese Sony I am thinking of developing a smartphone with 6 cameras in the back, a device that I saw represented in a render. Today the same source as previously revealed device information @Samsung_News_ brings new details about the composition of this great photo module.
First of all, we see an updated rendering of this mysterious smartphone that maintains the extended format of the Xperia 1, so that the 21: 9 screen remains on the posts. We have a front panel with narrow side edges and symmetrical top to bottom edges. On the back there is a rectangular module that houses the 6 photo sensors and then we see the LED flash.
We found that there is a dual camera setup in the front area on that narrow ledge. Included here is a 10 megapixel main sensor and a 0.3 mpx secondary, 3D type Flight time which helps with focus. On the back there are interesting things, however, there is a generous 6 camera module.
Here we find a very interesting configuration on paper, but unfortunately we do not have exact information on what each sensor does so we can only speculate about them. Among these sensors is a 48-megapixel camera, probably the main one that offers images with a resolution of 12 megapixels in Pixel Binning technology. There is a sensor ToF 3D and we can probably find ultra-wide macro cameras and maybe some special video captures in this module.
- 20 mpx (f / 2.4)
- 48 mpx (f / 1.2 – f / 2.4)
- 16 mpx (f / 2.4)
- 8 mpx (f / 2.4)
- 12 mpx (f / 1.2 – f / 2.4)
- 0.5 mpx ToF 3D
At the moment, the smartphone is in the design phase and it is unknown if Sony will accelerate development very early. However, as far as I can see, there is no need for such a large number of cameras on a smartphone to offer high quality photos, with Pixel 3 being the clear example of that. On the other hand, Nokia 9 Pureview with its 5 cameras has not convinced anyone …