OmniVision makes 1080p video chats possible with a new front-facing camera module for mobile

OmniVision makes 1080p video chats possible with a new front-facing camera module for mobile
OmniVision keeps pushing the envelope in mobile camera modules. After revealing a 16MP smartphone sensor capable of 4K2K video to go into production in the fourth quarter, now it is introducing the OV2722.

This one takes care of the front-facing camera, because what's the point of having a rear camera that can record with 3840 x 2160 definition, if you your front cam can't muster 1920 x 1080 - the current standard for higher-end smartphones' main cameras.

Should come in pretty handy for all those IM programs, more so that it is back-illuminated, reducing the oh-so-familiar noisy and grainy feeds we are accustomed to in video chats. It is less than 3mm thick, and backwards compatible with the existing pin connectors, so manufacturers can just pop it in for their upcoming handsets or tablets, as it is already in mass production.

source: OV

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