Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Huawei P9 Features Dual Camera

The newly announced Huawei P9 flagship smartphone features a dual camera based on Sony 12MP IMX286 sensors with 1.25um pixel pitch:


  1. I am very curious to see how this fares in the market, as well as seeing a real analysis of how it performs technically. If successful, it could find its way into many applications and "double" sensor and camera module sales. Lots of questions though...

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    1. I'm not sure if this is the answer you look for: HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset and a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics chip. HiSilicon is a fabless company fully owned by Huawei.

  3. I am wondering why the benefits with 12Mp x 2 could not be delivered with a pair of 12MP + 5MP mono that would save several dollars in BOM and perhaps half a watt in power consumption.

    1. This combination seems well balanced. Human eyes are more sensitive to spatial resolution of luminance (monochrome) than color. If you target on decent improvement from such big investment, you shouldn't look down on the monochrome part of it.


    2. There is no mention if both 12MP have focusers ... if they do, this is getting really over complex and even more if one has stabilization.

      Supporting 12MP x 2 requires peak bandwidth far exceeding the norm and the penalty on power consumption is going to be even higher.

  4. Looks like another OEM using laser autofocus... STMicro FlightSense?


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