IMX586, New 48 MP Quad Bayer smartphone sensor from Sony

The Japanese Company has unveiled their newest CMOS image sensor for handsets. The image sensor is named IMX586 and features 48 megapixels with every one of them merely 0.8 μm in size, built onto a 1/2-type unit. It is predicted to show up in handsets arrives at the beginning of September this year. As stated in the announcement, the improved pixel count is going to ensure top quality pictures even if the pictures are capturing with full digital zoom. The IMX586 features the Quad Bayer 2×2 pixel assortment, Which means often times it is going to bin four pixels collectively outputting the matching 12MP sensor with significant 1.6 μm pixels.



For vivid low-noise pictures as well as video clips while capturing overnight, In the daytime or in an illuminated surrounding, the grid will get back to its normal signal processing, achieving 48 MP pictures instantly. In fact, we can view this sensor as the successor of the 40MP image sensor inside the Huawei P20 Pro, which likewise boasts a Quad Bayer setup. The first handset with 48 MP sensor will probably be the Xperia XZ3, predicted to be unveiled at IFA 2018, however, a few other reports also recommended it might carry the equivalent camera setup like the Xperia XZ2 Premium.

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