the first details about the photo sensors are revealed

Every spring, Sony launches its new high-end smartphone, the Xperia 1. The fifth iteration is expected in 2023. The first details about the photographic elements have leaked on social networks. The main module would still integrate three 12-megapixel sensors on the back and a fourth on the front, but the size of the sensors would change.

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The photo module of the Xperia 1 IV

If you visit the site of DxO mark to know the list of the best smartphones for taking photos according to the French laboratory, you will find that the brands in the Top 10 are Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, Honor and Google. Samsung only comes in 11th place. Same for Vivo. The first smartphone signed by Sony will only arrive in… 55th place. This is the Xperia 5 IV, followed by the Xperia 1 IV in 56th place. These are not very glorious places for the company that produces most of the photo sensors present in the best smartphones.

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Faced with this finding, we hope that the successor to the Xperia 1 IV will be able to restore Sony’s credentials. But we run the risk of being disappointed. Indeed, the initial information about the Xperia 1 V tends to suggest that Sony will be partial to its performance. We noticed this with the first stolen photo of the smartphone that we placed in our columns at the beginning of February.

And this is confirmed with a new leak from Weibo and reported by the Japanese site SumahoDigest. According to the original leak, the Xperia 1 V retains a photo configuration quite similar to its predecessor: 3 sensors on the back and 1 on the front. And they will all one 12 megapixel resolution. Like in 2022.

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The Xperia 1 V’s photo sensors are said to be larger

On the other hand, the size of the sensors would evolve. Because larger sensors absorb more light at the same focal length. And who says more light, of course says more details, more contrasts, more colors. So the main sensor would increase from 1/1.7 inch to 1/1.4 inch (the smaller the number below, the bigger the sensor). Being one 21% increase in area. This means a 21% increase in pixel size. It is much.

The telephoto sensor would increase from 1/3.5 inch to 1/2.9 inch. And the selfie sensor would go from 1/2.9 inch to 1/2.4 inch. In both cases the increase would be the same. On the other hand, the ultra-wide-angle sensor would remain at 1/2.5 inch. But it is certainly the one that needs that size the least.

While this information is interesting, it is incomplete. The amount of light a sensor receives depends on its size, of course, but also on it the diaphragm of his lens. And the new data has not been leaked. The number of lenses and the focal length are also important. In short, we’ll have to wait to find out if Sony’s proposal can overtake the company against Huawei, Honor, Apple or Xiaomi.

Source : SumahoDigest

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