Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Huawei Presents "Symmetrical Dual Camera Technology"

GizmoChina: Huawei presents the new Honor 6 Plus mobile phone with dual rear camera. The two 8MP cameras can shot 13MP pictures when combined, or, in low light, provide a sensitivity equivalent to pixel size of 1.98um. The dual camera also supports HDR mode and fast 0.1s AF based on stereo triangulation and features a new DSLR-like ISP integrated onto its HiSilicon Kirin 925 application processor.

A Youtube video with English subtitles explains the dual camera features:



11 comments:

  1. There is an ISP chip marked "al 6045". Does anyone know which company provide the chip?

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  2. I got the information, the ISP chip is from ALTEK.

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    1. it's Taiwan based camera company.

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    2. Currently Taiwan based Altek is the only CCM vendor who has commercialized the dual camera module.

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  3. Looks similar to Pelican's idea...

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    1. But they have put too many cameras...

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    2. No, they just have too tiny cameras. I hope this trend grows like core count on phone CPUs. Maby in ten years most of us have 16x 1/2" sensors in each phone, performing like full frame cameras today (on photon noise under certain operation modes).

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    3. Regardless manufacturing and assembling 16 pieces of optical lenses in right form and right position simultaneously, yes, I believe it certainly can happen in much less than ten years.

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  4. the selling price for this phone is 1999RMB and 2499RMB for 4G version, which is only about $320 and $400 in USD, respectively......really curious to see the performance of this phone&cameras in real life.

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  5. 13 MP + 2 MP sensors would cost less and consume less power while providing all the benefits from the 2 x 8 MP symmetrical sensor configuration.

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    1. how do you make a thin single 13MP camera module with 1.98um pixels?

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