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Sony's new Xperia XZ3 could feature huge 48-megapixel camera

The world's first 48-megapixel sensor in a smartphone could be the new Sony Xperia XZ3

By Anthony Garreffa on Jul 28, 2018 01:52 am CDT - 0 mins, 47 secs reading time

Sony announced its new IMX586 sensor during the week, the world's first 48-megapixel camera sensor for smartphones that will be powering unknown smartphones in the future, something that could include a future flagship smartphone from Sony themselves.

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Well, according to a screenshot on GFXBench spotted on Weibo, the purported Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone could rock the new 48MP snapper. In the post the purported Xperia XZ3 is listed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and teases a '47 MP' camera (of which the specs are most likely misreporting since the new 48MP sensor is so new).

The massive 48-megapixel sensor would be capable of shooting stills at a resolution of 7932 x 5932, which is just incredible. Of course this rumor should be taken with grain of salt as usual, but in a world where Huawei's flagship P20 Pro smartphone has a triple-camera setup, we shouldn't be surprised if Sony uses its own next-gen sensor inside of a new flagship smartphone.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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