Sony Corporation recently trademarked “Exmor RS” at both the United States (USPTO) and European (OHIM) patent offices. Sony has used its current Exmor R camera sensor in a range of devices including cameras, camcorders and of course Xperia smartphones. It looks like this new version will also be applied across a variety of technology, judging by the Goods & Services description within the trademark.
We thought Sony may be branding their new stacked CMOS sensors as Exmor RS, but there hasn’t been any evidence of this thus far so this is likely to be an entirely new sensor. We look forward to see what improvements it brings over the current back-illuminated Exmor R that is superb for low-light imaging.