Sony, which supplies components for most handsets, has announced a new stacked CMOS cameraphone sensor called the Exmor RS. A stacked CMOS sensor is just that, the pixel section and circuit section of a sensor stacked on top of each other without using a substrate.
There are three new sensors coming from Sony under the Exmor RS label, two 8-megapixel units and a 13-megapixel version.
The company is also producing new f/2.2 lenses to pair with the new sensors and reworking the autofocus module. All three of the new sensors will be capable of HDR (High Dynamic Range) recording when they are released into the world.
Still a work in progress, Sony is hoping to tweak image quality and the sensor’s behaviour ahead of the expected launch in October, which is when the first products bearing the new tech are supposed to arrive.