Would you accept a ‘hump’ in the next Xperia flagship to accommodate a larger camera sensor?

by XB on 22nd July 2014

in Imaging

1020and808The Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 smartphones remain two the best camera phones to date. Nokia has always had a strong pedigree on the camera smartphone front, but they really upped the ante when they released the 808 PureView with its 1/1.2-inch sensor. To this day, it remains one of the largest sensors found in a smartphone. The spiritual follow-up to the 808 was the Lumia 1020, but this ‘only’ had a 2/3-inch sensor.

One of the downsides of sporting such large sensors is having to accommodate it in a smartphone body that manufacturers are trying to drive ever thinner. The compromise is a hump where the optics sit, both the 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 have a hump on their backs.

The recent rumours around Sony’s new 2/3-inch curved sensor got us wondering how Sony would make space for the chip. Sony already uses a 1/2.3-inch sensor in the Xperia Z2, whose body is only 8.2mm in thickness. So maybe, Sony could find a way to include such a chip without compromising on the design. However, a hump still would remain a possibility.

What we wanted to ask you is would a hump on a future Xperia smartphone bother you? Would you rather Sony did all it could do on the imaging side and thus sacrificing design? Or does in fact the design mean more to you then a spec bump on the camera side? We’d love to know where you stand on this in the comments below.

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