Sony is a camera sensor manufacturer whose products are used in smartphone products from various brands. The 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, for example, is used in Oppo Reno 2, Realme 5 Pro, to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Now Sony is preparing a new sensor called IMX686 which is probably the successor of the IMX586. Its existence was revealed through a teaser video that was later uploaded to the internet by the Japanese manufacturer.
In the 2-minute and 29-second video that was first uploaded to the Weibo microblogging site , Sony showed a series of photos taken with the IMX686 sensor in a variety of conditions, from selfies to stars in the night sky. Although the video features a smartphone, the appearance of the device is nothing more than an illustration. Because, the related sensor is still not installed in the cellphone for video production purposes.
“All photos (still images) in this video were taken with an IMX686 model sensor from Sony on a prototype and PC circuit board,” reads the statement written at the beginning of the video made by Sony.
It is said that the Sony IMX686 sensor has a resolution of 64 megapixels and will be present on smartphones from 2020, as summarized from Android Authority, Monday (11/11/2019).