Sony unveils IMX586, the world’s highest resolution sensor for phone cameras

Currently, the highest resolution camera sensor — 40MP — is available in Huawei P20 Pro and Nokia Lumia 1020. Apple has long used Sony to supply its camera sensors.

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Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: Sony on Monday introduced world’s first 48MP sensor that will debut in September this year, probably with Sony devices. The stacked CMOS image sensor “IMX586” features a pixel count of 48 effective megapixels and an ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8-micron pixels. Currently, the highest resolution camera sensor — 40MP — is available in Huawei P20 Pro and Nokia Lumia 1020. Apple has long used Sony to supply its camera sensors.

New image sensor comes with Sony’s built-in original exposure control technology and signal processing functionality that enables real-time output and a range four times greater than conventional units. Uses the “Quad Bayer” colour filter array to incorporate high sensitivity and high resolution in the images. Company plans to start shipping samples of the sensor this September, with a unit price of 3,000 yen ($27 or a little over Rs 1,800) each.

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