Sony’s Next Xperia Phone to have Penta-Rear Camera Setup

The module is not as big as one would expect

With Sony confirming their MWC 2020 presence, the brand is expected to launch at least two new phones during the annual event. One of them is a successor to the Xperia 1, which is rumored to be called the Xperia 5 Plus or Xperia 1.1.

Sony’s upcoming flagship will come with top-end specs that include a Snapdragon 865 processor and 12GB RAM based on a Geekbench listing, and its camera module will have not just three cameras, but FIVE cameras.

In a close-up shot shared by Androidnext, the module will have a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel secondary camera, a periscope, and a ToF sensor. What’s interesting with this design is that the periscope and the ToF sensor are lumped together within the camera module—most current smartphone designs have the ToF sensor placed outside the camera module since periscopes normally eat a big chunk of space (see the design of the P30 Pro and Reno 10x Zoom for reference).

We should know more about Sony’s upcoming Xperia flagship at their press event on February 24.


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