New OmniVision sensor can do 4K 60fps for smartphones
California-based OmniVision has developed a new camera sensor for smartphones that can do smoother video recording at high resolution 4K.
The OV16860 is a 1/2.4″ sensor packing 16 megapixels. This results to a pixel size of 1.3 microns allowing brighter captures from a smartphone camera. Not only that, the sensor is capable of recording 60 frames per second at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160). The smoother high-res video capability will be enabled by a powerful processor, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
The usual modern features like PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), HDR (High Dynamic Range), and slow-motion capture are also on-board.
We’re expecting the new 16-megapixel sensor from OmniVision to be commercially available soon as 4K videos are becoming the norm for flagship devices.