The Japanese manufacturer has unveiled its new IMX318 Exmor RS image sensor ahead of MWC 2016. The Sony IMX318 is a 1/2.6-inch stacked CMOS image sensor with 22.5 effective megapixels and aims to begin shipment in May.
This new Exmor RS sensor is the industry’s first to features built-in 3-axis image stabilization and a lighting fast 0.03 seconds hybrid autofocus. The IMX318 is the successor to the IMX230 with 21MP 1/2.4-inch sensor and 1.12μm unit pixel size.
Sony claims that the new IMX318 does not drop in image quality despite having the smaller pixel size (1.0μm) versus the IMX230 (1.12μm) [pictured above]. Moreover, the IMX318 is designed for smartphones that need a better camera and thinner form factor. The Sony IMX318 image sensor may make an appearance on flagship smartphones later this year.
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