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  • Sony IMX318 smartphone specs, release and price

    Sony IMX318 is a newly launched smartphone. Read this thread to know the launch date and also the main features & specifications of Sony IMX318 smartphone.

    I recently saw the advertisement of Sony IMX318 smartphone. This is one of the latest gadget that has launched in the international market recently. When Sony IMX318 will be released in India? What is the features and price of Sony IMX318 smartphone? Is this gadget better than similar segment device comparison? Also, let us know Sony IMX318 specification detail.
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  • As far as my information goes, Sony IMX318 is not a smartphone. Sony has recently announced a new camera sensor for smartphones labelled Sony IMX318. If your query pertains to this sensor - here are the details.
    The newly announced camera sensor from Sony, IMX318 has been said to have two major features - a faster auto focus and a 3-axis video stabilisation. It has hybrid Auto focus which allows focussing speeds of 0.03 seconds. The 3-axis video stabilisation ensures smoother 4K videos.
    The new sensor from Sony is indeed made for the current trend of better cameras in considerably smaller and thinner form factor.
    The IMX318 sensor consists of 22.5-megapixel 1/2.6" sensor. It has the smallest pixel size at 1 micron. It can translate into better low light performance. Sony has stated that the smaller pixels will not affect the quality adversely.
    The sensor is slated for a release in second quarter of 2016. Shipping is likely to commence from May, 2016. It is likely to be incorporated into Sony Xperia Z6 smartphone. We may also see the sensor in iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7.

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  • Sony has announced its new IMX318 model that is going to have a 22.5-megapixel camera image sensor with a Hybrid auto-focus and also a 3-axis electronic image stabilization. This is a new camera sensor which is most probably going to get loaded in the smartphones that have their probable release dates in May or June 2016.
    Sony claims that with this Sensor one can capture image stills in high quality and high resolution videos without any blur.

    The sensor's video capabilities, include preventing camera shake, lens distortion, less power consumption, Sony also declares that as the sensor is to ensure smooth video recording, it can be directly added in other products like drones. The sensor is capable of recording 4K resolution videos going up to 30fps, with full-HD resolution videos that rise up to 120fps, and it can take HD videos till 240fps.

    So far there isn't any clear information available on how much the sensor individually might cost.

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