OmniVision Announces a Slew of New Camera Chips
OmniVision has rolled out four new smartphone and tablet camera sensors over the course of the last week. The OV5656, announced today, is a mid-range 5-megapixel sensor with back-side illumination and 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second. The OVM7695 is a VGA module designed for front-facing smartphone/tablet cameras. The OV8835 is a high-end 8-megapixel camera sensor with 1080p HD video capture, and back-side illumination. Last, the OV5645 is a low-end 5-megapixel camera for low-cost devices. The chips are expected to reach production between now and the end of the first quarter of 2013.
LG Innotek Shows Off the G4's 16-Megapixel Camera
LG Innotek today announced a new camera sensor bound for the LG G4 smartphone. The module, which LG teased earlier this week, has a 16-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8.
Sony's Latest Camera Sensor Captures 1000fps Super Slow-Mo
Sony today announced a new camera sensor for smartphones that will make it possible top capture incredible slow-motion video. The dual-layer CMOS sensor includes 1 GB of DRAM, which Sony says allows the sensor to capture and read images much faster.
Aquaris E4.5 the First Official Ubuntu Smartphone to Ship
Canonical today said consumers interested in its Ubuntu smartphone operating system will finally be able to buy a handset with Ubuntu on board. The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold across Europe by BQ in a series of flash sales over the coming weeks.
Huawei Taps Leica to Help With P9 and P9 Plus
Huawei today unveiled two new smartphones at an event in London, the P9 and P9 Plus. Huawei developed the P9 and P9 Plus with help from Leica in order to improve camera performance.