We previously heard some leaked specifications for the new Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone, the handset is said to come with a new Sony Exmor RS camera sensor.
Sony has now taken the wraps of their new 21 megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera sensor, and the company has said that this new camera will ship in April of next year, which should tie in with the launch of the Xperia Z4.
Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony”) today announces the commercialization of the Exmor RS™ IMX230 for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring increasingly sophisticated image-capture functionality. With 21 effective megapixels, this stacked CMOS imaging sensor features compact size, higher image quality, and improved functionality. This is the industry’s first CMOS image sensor for smartphones to be equipped with an onboard image plane phase detection AF signal processing function to achieve excellent focus tracking of fast-moving subjects.
As well as the new 21 megapixel Sony Exmor RS camera, the Sony Xperia Z4 is rumored to come with a 5.5 inch Quad HD display that will have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
Other rumored specifications on the new Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM, plus an Adreno 430 GPU.
The handset will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and will come with 32GB of included storage, we suspect that the new Xperia Z4 will be made official at MWC 2014 in February.
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