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OnePlus and Sony have announced a groundbreaking collaboration to develop a cutting-edge camera sensor for the upcoming OnePlus 12 smartphone. This partnership marks a significant milestone for both companies, as it brings together OnePlus’ innovative technology and Sony’s expertise in camera sensors. The result is expected to be a ‘world-first’ sensor that will elevate the photography capabilities of the OnePlus 12.


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TL;DR

  • The OnePlus 12 will be the pioneer in using the latest Sony LYTIA image sensor, as officially announced by OnePlus.

  • It is anticipated that the sensor will be the 50MP IMX 966, which reportedly utilizes Sony’s dual-layer transistor pixel technology.

  • The stacked sensor in the OnePlus 12 has the potential to enhance its low-light photography capabilities.

The OnePlus 12 has been revealed by OnePlus and Sony as the initial smartphone to feature Sony’s latest LYTIA mobile image sensor.

According to a machine translation of a post on Weibo, OnePlus stated that Sony’s latest LYTIA light represents a new era of aesthetic illumination and paves the way for advancements in mobile imaging.

OnePlus is the second brand under OPPO to utilize the collaboration between the umbrella group and Sony’s LYTIA Mobile Image Sensor Brand. OPPO announced their partnership with Sony in September, stating that future flagship phones will include dual-layer stacked LYTIA sensors. vivo has also confirmed that their upcoming vivo X100 series will have a customized version of the LYT800 sensor. However, the OnePlus 12 will have a more advanced sensor.

In June, Sony revealed plans to broaden their LYTIA image sensor range by introducing new 50-megapixel options. It is speculated that the OnePlus 12 will include a 50MP IMX966 main camera.

The OnePlus 12 is rumored to have a 1/1.4 inch sensor equipped with Sony’s 2-layer transistor pixel technology, which is similar to the ExmorT IMX 888 stacked CMOS sensor used in the Xperia 1 V released earlier this year. This stacked technique enables enhanced light capture and improved low-light photography, indicating potential enhancements in those aspects for the OnePlus 12.