Sony Intros New Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor for Phones
Sony today announced a new back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Sony says that this sensor was made by laying the "pixel section containing formations of back-illuminated structure pixels onto chips containing the circuit section for signal processing." According to Sony, the chief benefit of this design is to reduce the size of the image sensor to be installed in end-user devices. Other benefits include the ability to handle higher-quality images, faster processing speeds, and lower power requirements. The sensor will begin sampling in March, and Sony says that devices using it will offer RGBW Coding for low noise and good low-light performance, as well as Sony's new HDR Movie processing for better color in bright light.
Oct 13, 2020
Apple today announced the iPhone 12 series, the company's largest lineup of new iPhones to date. All four new models share same new design with flat metal sides and thinner bezels than previous iPhones.
Jan 29, 2019
Waze has installed a series of new Bluetooth beacons in NYC tunnels that permit accurate positioning for drivers using smartphones for real-time navigation. GPS signals generally don't reach into tunnels.
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Samsung has officially launched SmartThings Find, a device-tracking solution roughly similar to Tile, as well as Apple and Google's respective Find My services. "SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to help people find select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earbuds."
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AT&T today announced that it will be the first U.S. carrier to sell the Razer Phone 2.