Looks like Sony is taking mobile photography to the next level. The Japanese manufacturer recently announced its new stacked CMOS sensor for mobile devices. Dubbed the EXMOR RS IMX230, it features the same number of pixels found on the Xperia Z3, and some advanced camera functionality.
The new sensor is the first stacked CMOS image sensor with an image plane phase detection signal processing function for high-speed AF (autofocus). The feature enables capturing quick moving subjects and faster focusing.
Here’s a sample image from Sony to see how the new CMOS sensor (on the right) stacks up against its predecessor:
Sony states the new EXMOR RS IMX230 sensor will be available in devices from April 2015, probably debuting on the next Xperia smartphone. Check the source link below for more details and technical data.