OnePlus’ next flagship camera phone is on the horizon. Details are emerging about the upcoming OnePlus 12, particularly its main camera sensor. The sensor is called “Lytia”, a new sub-brand of Sony image sensors designed to bring to market the tech giant’s most advanced offerings. The OnePlus 12 will be the first phone to feature the new flagship sensor, codenamed LYT-808. It’s said to be 1/1.4-inch in size, with a resolution of 50 MP, and to include “double-layer transistorized pixel technology.”
Apparently, the capacitance of the photodiodes and the size of the transistors have been increased, thereby increasing the light input and resulting in a 2x improvement in the saturated signal capacitance. This would result in top-notch image quality, with “excellent imaging capabilities” including “rich layers, sharp detail, and natural light and shadow.” The sensor is also said to offer multiple high dynamic range modes and all-pixel autofocus.
The OnePlus 12’s telephoto camera is also expected to be upgraded and is expected to include an OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto module. This allows for a 70mm equivalent focal length for 3x optical zoom, with an f/2.6 aperture and optical image stabilization. The sensor will be a 64MP 1/2-inch chip that offers a claimed 483% increase in light sensitivity, making it “the industry’s most powerful telephoto lens in bright light.”
This new hardware comes shortly after Oppo announced an innovative partnership with Hasselblad to develop a new “Super Light Shadow Image System”, comprising three main components:
HyperTone main camera system:
Incorporating the aforementioned 50MP LYT-808 sensor, a 16mm ultra-wide module, and the 64MP OmniVision OV64B periscope telephoto module.
HyperTone image engine:
A 400% increase in calculation, resulting in 30% more clarity, 60% less image noise and fewer digital artifacts. A HyperTone algorithm has been developed to provide more natural light and shadows, as well as pixel-level brightness correction.
HyperTone ProXDR display:
A new phone screen display technology designed to optimize screen display, with improved 8x brightness, “lucid overlay” (no, we don’t know what that means either!) and technology ProXDR photonic matrix display.
A new Ultra Shadow image engine has also been developed, designed to give a more three-dimensional quality to faces in portrait photography, as well as better accuracy of skin tones, as well as more natural background defocus which better simulates true optical bokeh.
If OnePlus sticks to its previous release schedule, we can expect the OnePlus 12 to launch in January. This could make it the first flagship phone to launch in 2024, potentially beating the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S24 to the annual starting line.
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