Oppo, one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers, has entered into a promising new strategic partnership with Sony-owned image sensor brand Lytia. This ambitious collaboration will see the integration of the new stacked CMOS sensors with 2-Layer technology in future Oppo flagships .
The stated goal is to “kickstart the next era of computational photography,” according to the source, opening up new possibilities in mobile. In fact, for now, no concrete details and differences from current technologies have been revealed, nor has any information been shared on the launch date and name of the first device equipped with this sensor.
Sony’s ExmorT IMX 888 stacked CMOS sensor, with its 2-Layer Transistor Pixel technology, made its first appearance in the Xperia 1 V earlier this year, marking a significant step forward in image sensor technology . Sony is now introducing two additional sensors based on this design: IMX903 and IMX907 . For a more detailed explanation on how the dual layer stacked sensor works and the benefits it offers, you can consult the original sources.
The key to this new design is the separation between the transistor and photodiode layers . This separation allows for physically larger photodiodes, which results in greater light-capturing ability and significantly improved low-light performance.
It is important to note that Oppo is not the only manufacturer to embrace this innovative technology. Vivo , a brand belonging to the BBK Group, announced a partnership with Sony’s Lytia division earlier this summer , with plans to introduce Sony’s custom stacked CMOS sensors in the upcoming flagship vivo X100 series.
Once these new sensors come into use, users can expect greatly improved photographic performance and new creative possibilities for those who make their smartphone their primary photography medium. As explained above, it remains to be seen which will be the first Oppo device to benefit from this technology, so we will talk about it again in the future when details in this regard emerge.