Not to be outdone by Sony, which just announced its new 21 MP sensor
with the world's first image plane phase detection tech for smartphones, OmniVision also chimed in with a 23.8 MP and 21.4 MP sensors of its own. The new sensors use OmniVision's own stacked PureCel-S technology, allowing for powerful performance in a compact frame, suitable for today's ultrathin smartphones
The OV23850 unit uses phase detection autofocus
(PDAF), similar to the new Sony, Samsung and Apple handsets, and allows for the usual goodies like real-time HDR and 4K video recording with 30fps. The real-time HDR mode is only available for video footage, though, including in 4K mode, while Sony and Samsung are now offering HDR previews for both stills and video.
The 23.8 MP sensor is with the standard 1/2.3" size and 1.12 micron pixels, and when it lands in an Android phone, that will be the smartphone with the highest resolution in the land of the little green robot.