Further details on Sony’s alleged hexa camera smartphone emerges

by XB on 19th June 2019

in News

A week ago we reported on a wild rumour that Sony might be planning to launch an Xperia smartphone with a total of six cameras on the rear. The news isn’t completely in the realms of fantasy as Sony has confirmed previously that it is partnering with Light to develop multi-camera smartphones in the future.

The leak came from Twitter user Max J (@Samsung_News_) and he has followed that up with further details on the camera specs (see below). He caveats the news by saying the camera is still in development, so specs can (and likely will) move before release. The six-camera setup includes lenses ranging from 8MP to 48MP on the rear, as well as a Time of Flight sensor. Front facing camera duties are taken care of by a 10MP sensor and a Time of Flight sensor.

There’s not enough detail in the specs to ascertain whether some of these lenses are wide angle or portrait/tele lenses. However, it is exciting to think that Sony might be looking to release a new Xperia bringing a lot of versatility to the end user.

What do you make of the news? Can you see merit in this camera setup? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.

Rear camera array of alleged hexa-camera Xperia

48MP F1.2 / F2.4
12MP F1.2/F2.4
8MP F2.4
16MP F2.4
20MP F2.4
0.5MP ToF

Front camera of alleged hexa-camera Xperia

0.3MP ToF

Thanks Diogo, Lews and Rony!

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