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Oppo and Sony’s Lytia imaging sensor brand have announced a new strategic partnership that will bring dual-layer stacked Sony sensors to future Oppo flagships. Oppo promises the new sensors will “unlock the next era of computational photography” but does not reveal when we can expect to see the first device with this new sensor.
Sony’s ExmorT IMX 888 stacked CMOS sensor with 2-layer transistor pixel technology premiered in the Xperia 1 V earlier this year and Sony is bringing two more sensors using the stacked CMOS sensor design – the IMX903 and IMX907. We have a more detailed explanation on the new dual-layer stacked sensor design and its benefits here.
The key point is that the transistors and photodiode layers are separated, allowing for physically larger diodes, more light capture and better low-light performance. Fellow BBK-brand vivo also announced a partnership with Sony’s Lytia division earlier this summer for the upcoming vivo X100 flagship series which will feature custom Sony stacked CMOS sensors.
The unique feature of the stacked CMOS sensor design is the separation of the transistors and photodiode layers. This allows for physically larger diodes, enabling enhanced light capture and superior low-light performance. The partnership between Oppo and Sony’s Lytia division follows vivo’s collaboration with the division for the upcoming vivo X100 flagship series, which will also incorporate custom Sony stacked CMOS sensors.
This collaboration between Oppo and Sony’s Lytia is expected to pave the way for the next era of computational photography. As smartphones become increasingly advanced in capturing and processing images, the use of dual-layer stacked sensors will enhance the overall photography capabilities of future Oppo flagship devices. By utilizing the technology behind stacked CMOS sensors, Oppo aims to deliver superior image quality even in challenging lighting conditions.
The introduction of these new sensors comes as a result of ongoing advancements in imaging technology. Both Oppo and Sony are renowned for their innovation in the smartphone industry, and this partnership is expected to further push the boundaries of what is possible in mobile photography.
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