Sony May Offer Memory-Embedded Camera in Future Xperia Smartphones

Sony is reportedly working on advanced smartphone camera technology this year. According to a recent leak, the Japanese OEM is focusing on a new technology which will be called ‘Motion Eye’. A report from Xperia Blog website has revealed a leaked presentation slide of the technology.

Based on a leaked image of the slide, Sony will integrate the Motion Eye feature to their 2017 edition of Xperia smartphones which will feature company’s first ever memory-embedded camera that will allow users to capture the right moment every time when the shutter button is pressed. To simplify, the special camera will continuously capture four pictures every second even before the user presses the shutter.

The leak is in line with the recent statement by Sony. The company has released a camera sensor which has its own dedicated DRAM. It seems like the recently launched camera sensor is correlated with the aforementioned ‘Motion Eye’ technology. If this is believed, the technology might debut in the upcoming Sony Xperia smartphones.

The image was originally posted by a website called Esato which states that the new camera technology could be integrated this year in the upcoming Xperia XZs and the Xperia XZ Premium smartphones. Based on previous leaks and rumours, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium is expected to feature a 4K HDR resolution display powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. If the dedicated DRAM is featured in the upcoming mobile, the design of the device, especially the rear panel will change a little bit.

Sony is all set for the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 trade show where it will launch four or five smartphones.

As mentioned before, Sony has released a new CMOS image sensor for smartphones which will offer its own dedicated DRAM. The company claims that it’s a first ever camera sensor with 3-layer mounted design. As of now, the camera sensors were only come with two stacks comprising the image sensor and the circuit processing unit.

The company claims that the sensor is capable of capturing slow-motion video recording speeds of up to 1000 frames per second (fps) in full-HD resolution.


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