Business Wire: Toshiba announced 1/7.3-inch 1080p60 sensor based on 1.12um BSI pixel and integrating a color noise reduction (CNR) circuit. Samples will be available at the end of April with mass production scheduled to start in September 2013.
The new T4K71 sensor is said to achieve a SNR equal to Toshiba's existing 1.4um pixel product. It enables chip and camera module miniaturization and will contribute to achieving thinner smartphones and tablets.
The T4K71 was mentioned in the former Toshiba PR, so this one mostly re-iterates and expands on the previous info.
Update: PR Newswire: Sample pricing for the T4K71 CMOS image sensor is $8.00. Samples will be available by the end of April 2013, with mass production scheduled to begin in September 2013.