Sony’s upcoming smartphone could have eight cameras in total

Joanna Estrada
June 21, 2019

The Nokia 9 PureView still holds the record for the smartphone with the highest number of rear cameras but that may change soon as Sony is said to be working on a phone with six rear cameras. We want to believe this is the primary camera. It seems that the corporate might go to the opposite extreme and equip its subsequent smartphone with not four; however, six completely different cameras. All of these have f/2.4 aperture lenses however the 48 and 12 MP cameras have dual apertures, allowing them to switch between f/1.2 and f/2.4.

According to the render, the front of the smartphone has a 10MP snapper, which is a step above the 8MP selfie cam found on the Sony Xperia 1, and the future phone also has a 0.3MP time-of-flight (ToF) camera on the front.

Most likely, the main sensor and the ToF unit in its camera system in this new Sony device will be accompanied by a wide-angle and a telephoto unit. That leaves two snappers with unknown functions.

One reason why smartphones resort to having several cameras is that a single sensor and lens are pretty much restricted by space.

The other big question is when we'll actually see this phone, assuming it's even a real thing - we'd certainly take this leak with a pinch of salt. Max J tweeted about the alleged six-camera smartphone a week ago but now claims to have details about both the front and rear cameras on the new Sony smartphone.

Sony recently launched the Xperia 1 as its flagship handset in 2019, and the company might wait till 2020 to reveal a possible 8-camera smartphone.

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