Sony Mobile is set to launch the “World’s First Memory Embedded Camera” in select 2017 Sony Xperia models, according to a leaked internal slide. The picture below highlights a feature called “Motion Eye”, which we have also heard from some of our own sources.
We understand that the feature will entail a type of predictive capture. Once the camera detects motion, it will start buffering, taking 4 pictures in the one second prior to the shutter being pressed and saved.
We recently heard about Sony’s new triple-layer CMOS image smartphone sensor, which includes a layer of DRAM. So it sounds like Sony will be using one of these chips in this year’s flagship Xperia range. One of the key features is super slow motion at 960 fps.
The source of the picture says that we should see a Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium this year. We understand the Xperia XZ Premium is expected to have a 4K HDR display and run a Snapdragon 835 chipset. Expect the design to be no radical departure from what we’ve already seen in 2016. Although, don’t expect these flagship models to launch before June 2017.