Android flagships to break the 24 MP camera res frontier, as OmniVision unveils two new stacked sensors

Android flagships to break the 24 MP camera res frontier, as OmniVision unveils two new stacked sensors
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.

source: OmniVision (PDF)

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11 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

nice but i always prefer Sony sensors

8. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Carl Zeiss the others meah...

10. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

isn't zeiss a lease maker ?

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

One M9, anybody? HTC uses Omnivision sensors right?

7. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Nope, it's a ST sensor.

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Oh ok thanks then it was just the FFC then

3. smdpa

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Nice try, buuut I have a two-year old Lumia with a 41 MP sensor, which wipes the floor of any device. So...good to hear, that Handroid world is putting an effort.:)

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Bro which Lumia you got?

11. Ketchapp

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Pretty sure its the 1020...

6. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

you mean your "Microsoft Lumia"? lol you got eloped.

4. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Sony sensors are far superior. Competition is good though.

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