A Weibo user, who has a lot of information about the camera sensor and has revealed a lot of white paper, has posted some details about an upcoming Sony sensor: the IMX607.
He said that this could be the main sensor on the Huawei P30 Pro in the future.
The 1 / 1.8 “IMX607, which measures 38MP, goes in the same direction as the IMX600 sensor on the Huawei P20 Pro this year, but adds a row of white pixels alongside conventional RGB pixels. Instead of using Quad Bayer technology, the sensor is based on Dual Bayer technology with a white band of HDR Coding.
In comparison, the current Sony IMX600 sensor on the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro use two color pixels for long exposure and two other color pixels for short exposure, then combine them. to improve the light sensitivity range. The layout of the new pixels on the IMX607 will change slightly from the original: still those pixels, just sort of different.
In theory, this new arrangement would allow the camera to use white pixels to capture more light, achieving better sharpness and detail without adding a black and white sensor. It also improves nighttime photography. And to increase the speed and accuracy of autofocus, Sony has equipped this sensor with Quad Pixel (QPDAF) -based metering.
Other sensor parameters include high signal-to-noise ratio that delivers impressive low light performance, reduced chromatic aberration, and integrated light and temperature sensors. . The above mentioned letter also said the IMX607 sensor is specially designed for night shooting and has an ISO of 50/500/5000 respectively.
It is still early to confirm whether the documents are genuine or fake, and whether the sensor will be equipped for Huawei’s next flagship. Let’s wait and see! We are all eager to see what they are going to offer the smartphone market