Xperia line doesn't make much profit unlike their sensor business and 90+% Iphone8 S8 Mi6 customer won't change their mind because of the sensor only. So it makes sense for Sony to put highest price and quantity of their sensors in those phones as much as possible. Imagine Sony can double Xperia sell with half of their sensor sell loss that would bring their overall profit down.
Good camera sensors should be available only in Sony smartphones, not other brands. Because if thats the cause they will copy the "Motion Eye".
with no optical stabilisations like 5s which I bought for my wife. great camera ruined from 1 single missing feature
Now matter how good the sensor is, the pictures taken is the most important. Hope it could at least reach the level of G4.
Chicken Sandwich, 11 Mar 2017I'm getting a serious iPhone 5s vibe from that rear camera setup That photo is of mi5 which was released a year ago and looks much better than iphone 5s
"Previously, the Mi6 was rumored to employ the IMX386, and that still makes a little more sense - after all, why share you top-end sensor with the competition from day one?"
The thing is, Xiaomi isn't much of a competition for Sony. Xiaomi's latest flagships are usually exclusive to China and sometimes might make an appearance in India, but that's it, their sale numbers outside those areas are abysmal. Sony handsets, on the other hand, are not sold officially in China anyway and their market share in India is minimal. So no, Xiaomi isn't much of a competition for Sony. I'm not saying that Xiaomi 6 is getting the new sensor, I'm just poiting out that Sony would indeed be able to make some quick buck by selling sensors to Xiaomi and that wouldn't impact their sales in any meaningful way.
That is great, people will experience IMX400 with half price of XZP, even it still below XZP performance but no buddy can complain for that price tag.
-NEOPHYTE-, 12 Mar 2017"not unlike a certain iPhone 7 Plus"
Why is everyone acting as if Apple were the fi... moreThe phrase here "not unlike the iphone 7 plus"
Is Might be used to express that the MI 6 plus dual camera may have a telephoto lens insteadof a monochrome sensor found on mi 5s plus.
Claudiu.Lucian, 11 Mar 2017Sony never shares the exact sensor they use in their top of line phones. Maybe Mi6 will also h... moreLoL...sony have been selling/sharing the same sensor as in the own flagship for years now...the only thing that they refuse to sell/sharing is the camera software/source code...it is the software/source code that make sony camera different then other...
martin6, 11 Mar 2017The last great camera phone from Xiaomi was the Mi4Are you being sersious? Where have you been when the mi5 was launched. Its definitley an upgrade from mi 4. Check the reviews!
"not unlike a certain iPhone 7 Plus"
Why is everyone acting as if Apple were the first to bring a dual camera setup to the market??? It's really starting to piss me off...
As other pointed out, imx400 is sony exclusive, maybe another stacked sensor
Claudiu.Lucian, 11 Mar 2017Sony never shares the exact sensor they use in their top of line phones. Maybe Mi6 will also h... moreYeah you're right, Sony never shares their exclusive sensors (i.e. IMX 240 & 260 exclusive for Samsung, IMX 300 & 400 exclusive for Sony), remember the Oppo R9s was rumored have the same Dual Pixel, same aperture, same sensor like the Galaxy S7 but when it's released, yeah they have the same Dual Pixel and aperture but different sensor and Oppo R9s' camera quality is terrible.
The Chinese came to stay.The major smartphone manufacturers must prepare to face a competition of weight.What alone lacking Chinese is currently a logistics of worldwide distribution of its products.Which are very good.
I dont see why they wouldnt allow Xiaomi use this sensor. Its quite small for its resolution - making it effectively a mediocre sensor with slow mo recording, nothing more, nothing less. It isnt a flagship sensor.