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Aptina Just Made The Smartphone Camera Better, Unleashes 1080p and 4K Mobile Sensors

Question asked by Abhijit Dey in #Gadgets on Feb 25, 2013
Abhijit Dey
Abhijit Dey · Feb 25, 2013
Rank C3 - EXPERT
With the Mobile World Congress starting off with many revelations and announcements, there's yet another cool product. Later this year smartphone cameras could get better, owing to new 1080p and 4K Mobile Sensors.


Aptina, the sensor outfit announced about their 12 MegaPixel and 13 MegaPixel mobile image sensors, among which the AR1230 is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30 fps as well as 1080p videos at up to 96 fps, and the AR1330 supports 1080p, snagging 4K UHD and 4K Cinema formats at 30 fps. This was made possible with their 1.1 micron pixel construction. They also have another sensor, the AR0261, which is a new 1080p capable sensor, and can be used in the front facing camera. Relying on a 1.4 micron pixel, it captures faces at up to 60 fps in 720p mode.

Though no OEMs have come forward to include these sensors in their devices, Aptina aims to the include their sensors to the upcoming flagship devices that would roll out in the second or third quarter of this year.

Source: Engadget Posted in: #Gadgets

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