OnePlus 12 may skip Sony LYT-900 camera sensor after all

The OnePlus 12 won’t use the Sony LYT-900 sensor after all, at least based on a new rumor. This information comes from Yogesh Brar, a tipster. The device was expected to use the best Sony has to offer, but it seems like that won’t happen.

The OnePlus 12 possibly won’t use the Sony LYT-900 sensor after all

OnePlus did announce a partnership with Sony recently, where it was confirmed that a Sony LYTIA sensor will be used. Many people expected the Sony LYT-900 sensor to be used, which is considered to be the most powerful one in Sony’s lineup.

Based on this rumor, that will not happen, however. The OnePlus 12 will allegedly use the same main camera sensor as the OnePlus Open. In other words, the phone will utilize the Sony LYT-808 sensor.

Now, that is also a ‘Pixel Stacked’ CMOS sensor, and a very powerful sensor at the same time. Not many people will complain about it, but the phone was not expected to utilize that very same camera.

The Sony LYT-808 is also a very powerful camera sensor

To those of you keeping count, that is a 48-megapixel camera sensor. If it ends up having the same lens as the OnePlus Open, we’ll get an f/1.7 aperture lens. OIS is supported, while a 1.12um pixel size will be included, and multi-directional PDAF.

Why did OnePlus give up on a different camera sensor? Well, the tipster claims that OnePlus wants to get things right straight from the box this time around. In the past, the company’s flagships required several updates to tune the camera just right. Well, OnePlus seemingly wants to get everything ready out of the box this time around.

The OnePlus 12 is still expected to arrive in January next year. There’s a slight chance that OnePlus could announce it in December, as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 arrived sooner than expected.

It remains to be seen if OnePlus will once again launch its flagship in China first, or will we see a proper global launch from the get-go.