Recently, HONOR View20 and its three worlds’ first technologies were announced, and one of them is its 48MP rear camera. As it is reaching the end of 2018, the smartphone HONOR View20 becomes the last and best camera phone of HONOR in 2018. Read on to find out why.
With the camera technology development inside the mobile devices, everyone is using their phone to take pictures. Certain high-end smartphone models require even greater imaging quality from their cameras than ever before. To become the best camera phone, the overall size of the camera CMOS and the chipset determine the quality of the camera and the photos.
Sony IMX586 Camera CMOS
Firstly, the camera sensor. Only a few months ago, Sony Corporation announced the release of the IMX586 stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras. The new sensor features 48 effective megapixels, the industry’s highest pixel count till now, and a pixel count which rivals that of high-performance SLR cameras, making it possible to capture beautiful, high-resolution images even with a smartphone.
The new product achieved a world-first ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8 μm, making it possible to pack 48 effective megapixels onto a 1/2-type (8.0 mm diagonal) unit, thereby supporting enhanced imaging on smartphone cameras.
The new sensor uses the Quad Bayer color filter array, where adjacent 2x2 pixels come in the same color, making high-sensitivity shooting possible. During low light shooting, the signals from the four adjacent pixels are added, raising the sensitivity to a level equivalent to that of 1.6 μm pixels (12 megapixels), resulting in bright, low noise images.
In addition to these advantages, original Sony exposure control technology and signal processing functionality are built into the image sensor, enabling real-time output and a superior dynamic range four times greater than conventional units. Even scenes with both bright and dark areas can be captured with minimal highlight blowout or loss of detail in shadows.
Kirin 980 Chipset
The Sony IMX586 CMOS technology, coupled with the AI computing power and graphic processing power enabled by the dual-ISP and dual-NPU of Kirin 980 chipset, will automatically perform multi-frame image processing, allowing the users to collate the essence in multiple photos taken by the 48MP camera and create a 48MP AI high-definition image. HONOR provides users with unmatched photo quality and clarity, rivaling high-end single-lens reflex cameras.
Kirin 980 can quickly adapt to AI scenes such as face recognition, object recognition, object detection, image segmentation and intelligent translation with the power of a dual-core NPU achieving 4500 images per minute which is an improved 120% recognition speed. So whether it's dancing to a fast song or quickly running in front of the camera, the Kirin 980 can focus on the joints and lines of the human body in real time. The powerful object detection capabilities can also accurately identify a variety of objects. The Kirin 980 sets the foundation for future AI capabilities by providing complete framework support and rich tool keys for App developers.