Sony has formed a partnership with start-up Light to collectively develop and market multi-image digital camera sensor options for smartphones. Light is a frontrunner in superior computational imaging, and the settlement is to supply options with smartphones with 4 or extra cameras.
In explicit, Light’s multi-camera expertise reference designs will mix with Sony’s picture sensors. “We are entering an entirely new era of intelligent imaging applications that will transform smartphones,” mentioned Dave Grannan, CEO and co-founder of Light.
Sony’s Hank Ochi, president of Component Solutions Business Division, additionally appeared excited concerning the deal, saying that the brand new settlement “will allow us to work together to evolve and speed up the design of today’s multi-image sensor enabled connected devices. Starting today, our jointly developed reference designs will help our smartphone OEMs to quickly and easily enhance the imaging capability of multi-camera enabled smartphones.”
All of Sony’s smartphones introduced tomorrow at MWC 2019 will function twin or triple rear cameras, so we’re nonetheless a bit of method off a tool with 4 cameras, however it could actually’t be too far off. However, it factors to a vibrant future for pocket-sized pictures.