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Sony – a leading name in the field of technology from Japan, is planning to introduce the highest resolution camera on a smartphone. The brand has recently announced a 48MP camera named as IMX586 that carries the highest ever pixel count on a smartphone camera. The sensor is also capable of shooting resolutions greater than 4K at 60 FPS.

Sony Xperia XZ3

Reports have surfaced suggesting that Sony’s future flagship device dubbed as Xperia XZ3 would feature the same sensor instead of dual or triple camera combination experimented by many of the big names. The XZ3 is expected to be unveiled next year.

Meanwhile, a smartphone has appeared on GFXBench with model number of H8416 that is said to be the Xperia XZ3. The specs sheet strengthens the assumption as a 47MP sensor is also listed along with 5.6GB of RAM and 49-51GB of native storage. It’s possibly a test unit while the actual specifications might be slightly different.


According to other reports, Sony may bring two different devices with different camera configurations. One of those might feature a dual camera setup instead of the single heavy-weight lens. So, we’ll have to wait a little to find out exact plans of Sony; expected to be made public in an event to be held on August 30th.

Earlier, we have seen one of the leading Chinese brands doing something similar by adding a 40MP sensor along with two other cameras on the Huawei P20 Pro. However, the one under Sony’s umbrella is going to support larger images, on top of a number of photography features.

Stay tuned as the Xperia XZ3 is nearing its launch and more details are expected to be shared in coming weeks.