Upcoming Sony smartphone’s hexa-camera specs revealed

On: June 19, 2019

Lately, we have witnessed a deluge of smartphones with triple rear camera modules. However, Sony seems to be taking the game to the next level with six cameras at the back. Earlier leaks pointed out Sony working on a smartphone with a total of eight cameras (two in the front and six at the back) and the new leaks confirm just that.

The leak claims that the Xperia smartphone will come equipped with a dual front camera setup that consists of a 10MP primary sensor and a 0.3MP ToF sensor. Meanwhile, at the back, the Xperia will feature 48MP and 12MP sensors with variable aperture of f1.2 – f/2.4 aperture and a  0.5MP ToF sensor. The remaining cameras feature 20MP, 8MP and 16MP resolution, all with f/2.4 aperture. Apart from the main and ToF sensors, we also expect a wide-angle and telephoto lens on board. The functions of the remaining camera sensors are unknown.

Interestingly, a higher number of camera sensors doesn’t necessarily warrant a better imaging quality. For instance, the Nokia 9 PureView comes equipped with five sensors but is easily overshadowed by other phones with dual/triple camera setups. As of now, Sony’s smartphone division is sailing through troubled waters, so it will be interesting to see whether the brand can redeem itself with the upcoming smartphone.