OPPO cooperates with Sony to launch a new generation

Sony Semiconductor said today that it has collaborated with OPPO and integrated its LYTIA image sensor brand with OPPO’s super light and shadow picture engine to jointly unveil the LYTIA image sensor with double-layer transistor pixel technology.

Sony Semiconductor claims to “define a new generation of sensors using computational light and shadow,” while OPPO claims to be “the next era of computational photography.”

The term “dual-layer transistor pixel” is not new. Sony Semiconductor announced the initial release of this technology in 2021, and it was successfully implemented in this year’s Sony Xperia 1 V flagship mobile phone.

The “double-layer transistor pixel”‘s first layer is a photodiode, and the second layer is a pixel transistor. The two stages collaborate to catch more light, minimise image noise, and prevent issues in locations with a mix of bright and dim lighting (such as backlight environments). High-quality, low-noise photos can be obtained even in low-light (such as interior, night) environments.

Because of this time’s collaboration between OPPO and Sony, OPPO’s new machine is also believed to contain a “double-layer transistor pixel” main camera. You can anticipate the imaging results.

It’s worth noting that OPPO previously built its own imaging-specific NPU processor known as the Mariana X. However, with the discontinuation of Zheku’s self-developed semiconductor business, OPPO’s decision to collaborate with other manufacturers appears to be a preferable one.

According to blogger @WHYLAB, the OPPO Find N3 main camera will launch the LYTIA image sensor LYT800, 1/1.43″, 53MP, with specifications equivalent to the IMX888. After it has been warmed up, the vivo X100 series will also use this new sensor.

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