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Sony says that major smartphone manufacturers will soon be using its dual-lens technology

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Sony says that major smartphone manufacturers will soon be using its dual-lens technology
Did Sony just confirm the rumor about Apple using dual cameras on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus? Apple has been using Sony technology for its iSight camera. Today, the Japanese electronics giant said that major smartphone manufacturers will be employing its dual-lens technology within the next year. Sony CFO Kenichiro Yoshida made the statement, adding that demand for the dual-lens tech might be negatively impacted in 2016 by a slowdown in the high-end handset market.

With that in mind, Yoshida said that it might not be until 2017 before the dual-lens rear camera systems start to appear on high-end handsets. Still, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a tremendous track record with his calls on Apple, recently said that a second camera lens on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus would be used for optical zoom.

Apple does have a history of adding a premium feature to the rear camera on its iPhone Plus handsets. For example, the rear snapper on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both feature Optical Imaging Stabilization. The latter prevents the images on a photo or video from being affected by shaky hands. OIS is not employed on the Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6s.


source: XperiaBlog via AppleInside

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posted on 03 Feb 2016, 15:47 25

1. pmsap (Posts: 84; Member since: 26 May 2015)


iphone 6S does not have OIS?! Amazing! I have to take the hat for apple. Selling the most expensive device in the market with smaller capacity, no OIS, less display quality. Amazing. They have to be amazing sellers.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 15:53 21

2. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Indeed they are realy realy good at marketing selling one of the least expensive phone for skyrocket prices.haha

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:45 4

10. TerryTerius (Posts: 1924; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Which is part of the reason why they and Samsung are basically the only two phone manufactures on earth making any real money, and literally everyone else is either breaking even, showing tiny profits or losing money.

People tend to forget that high spec low-price phones may be good for a consumer, but there is no way in hell any company making those devices are making money off of them.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 17:28 1

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2709; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


So true, I don't see how companies selling high spec devices for low prices, One Plus for example, even turn a profit.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 03:18 3

44. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


The enormous difference is that Samsung actually has the highest specced phones on the market while Apple is charging more for crap.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:56 1

15. Bernoulli (Posts: 4088; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Nah dude most expensive phone on the market is the vertu ti, expensive for what it does? Nonetheless, NOT the most expensive phone on the market. Even the BlackBerry Porsche edition is more expensive than a 128 Gb iPhone latest edition.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 20:48 2

32. nepalisherpa (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


To all you folks complaining about companies making profit, you know they exist solely to make profit, right? They do not exist to do charity work.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 01:10

42. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 342; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


This is wrong. Companies exist to the serve the consumers. In order to do so they need to make profit.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 10:00

48. nepalisherpa (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


Companies are created to capitalize on people's need. That's just how it works, whether you admit it or not.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 20:48

33. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, just another troll....

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:12

45. j2001m (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


May be the G5 is using there design

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 08:18

46. j2001m (Posts: 2976; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It me then or htc as there is no way Sony will have said this that fast

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:15 12

3. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


"Apple does have a history of adding a premium feature to the rear camera on its iPhone Plus handsets. For example, the rear snapper on the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both feature Optical Imaging Stabilization. The latter prevents the images on a photo or video from being affected by shaky hands. OIS is not employed on the Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6s."

Oh damn, PA make it sounds like Apple were the 1st ones to invent OIS and implement it in a smartphone lol

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:20 2

5. nepalisherpa (Posts: 214; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


What PA is saying is that i6+ and i6S+ have OIS but OIS in i6S+ works for both photo and video.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:51 2

12. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 426; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Nah, they were just saying that the Plus gets more features than the regular sized iPhone. Apple being the first one with OIS wasn't even implied.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 18:31 1

22. AlikMalix (Posts: 6277; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


To be honest the only ones pinning up that Apple "said" it was first in this and that and "innovation" are the apple haters. I'm still waiting for someone to point where Apple on keynotes or w/e said they invented something that they didn't. They mentioned that some tech or UI element is innovative in one form or another unless it was Apple that made something - I don't remember Apple saying the BS that these individuals try to pin.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 19:20 9

25. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


When Tim Cook keeps in dropping the word "revolutionary" before every announcement of an already used feature, he is basically trying to fool their fans that this is something new that has never been seen before.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 22:05 2

37. AlikMalix (Posts: 6277; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You still havent proven that apple claims innovation that's not theirs... iPhone was revolutionary - it changed the smartphone landscape completely.... there are revolutionary, and innovative things in the iPhone either software or hardware.

I want to see when was it that apple claimed that they invented something but they didnt....

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 19:57 8

28. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Steve Jobs did claim they invented multi-touch.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 22:06 2

38. AlikMalix (Posts: 6277; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Steve SAID "Apple invented multi-touch"? When?

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 22:17 2

39. AlikMalix (Posts: 6277; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Actually in a way they did...:Apple acquired Fingerworks and its multi-touch technology in 2005. Mainstream exposure to multi-touch technology occurred in 2007 when the iPhone gained popularity, with Apple stating they "invented multi touch" as part of the iPhone announcement,[22] however both the function and the term predate the announcement or patent requests, except for such area of application as capacitive mobile screens, which did not exist before Fingerworks/Apple's technology (Fingerworks filed patents in 2001–2005,[23] subsequent multi-touch refinements were patented by Apple[24]).

So in a way, apple has contributed to development of multitouch on a touchscreen device...

Also, there's a list of first companies to use multitouch:Some of the first devices to support multi-touch were:

Mitsubishi DiamondTouch (2001)
Apple iPhone (announced January 9, 2007)
Microsoft PixelSense (formerly Surface) (May 29, 2007)
NORTD labs Open Source system CUBIT (multi-touch) (2007)
ELAN eFinger

iPhone was the first to have it on a mobile device!!! and add to that worked perfectly well from the start... Without it - you wont be able to scroll properly or pinch to zoom... - that was Apple

- (Diamond Touch was something else: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) began development of a multi-touch, multi-user system called DiamondTouch, also based on capacitance, but able to differentiate between multiple simultaneous users (or rather, the chairs in which each user is seated or the floorpad on which the user is standing); the Diamondtouch became a commercial product in 2008. https://www.google.com/search?q=mitsubishi+diamond+touch&safe=off&espv=2&biw=1162&bih=927&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1-ufSn93KAhUO-2MKHQXJDkUQsAQILg )

If a caveman invented a wheel, Apple is the man that made it out of rubber and filled it with air so it can go faster and with comfort.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 23:46 8

41. kajam (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


AlikMalix, i have only one Question and i really really need to know the answer for it.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:16 4

4. cnour (Posts: 960; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Samsung and the others begins to work on that. Apple does, the others follow.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:24 20

7. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Because Apple will be the 1st OEM to implement a dual lens layout in their smartphone right?

And yes, others will follow Apple, like they always did.
Every other OEM copied Apple when they introduced a 4+" screen smartphone, a phablet, a smartphone, a 1080p screen, an 8+ mp camera, notification bar, quick toggles, widgets, 3rd party keyboards, and the list goes on and on, anddd on.

Damn you Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, and every other OEM for always waiting for Apple to take the 1st move for you to follow.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 16:55 4

14. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Your sarcasm is so strong it could finally knock the Leaning Tower Of Pisa off haha!

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 17:01

17. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


A smartwatch**

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 17:20 8

19. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


People like him will always refuse to recognize that Apple has been doing nothing but copying the last 5 years.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 17:46 5

21. Unordinary (Posts: 1951; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Sorry! For a second I almost forgot that Samsung never copies! Hail Samesung

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 20:00 5

29. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sorry. For a minute there I thought I might have actually said that. Then I reread my comment, and surprise, surprise - I didn't.

What I said was that Apple copies. And it's demonstrably true. They copy as much as anyone else, including Samsung. But, people want to ignore it when Apple does it.

posted on 03 Feb 2016, 20:20 4

31. Unordinary (Posts: 1951; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


What I said was that Samsung copies. And its demonstratively true. They copy as much as anyone else, including Apple. But, people want to ignore it when Samesung does it.

http://imgur.com/a/Mu85o

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