Sony unveils flagship LYTIA mobile camera sensor, the LYT-900

After a rather long period of rumors, the Sony LYT-900 is now official. This is the company’s flagship camera sensor for smartphones. This camera sensor has been mentioned several times thus far.

The Sony LYT-900 camera sensor has been announced, Sony’s most powerful LYTIA offering for mobile devices

This is a 1-inch camera sensor with a 1.6um pixel size. It is allegedly a tweaked version of the Sony IMX989, a 1-inch camera sensor smartphones have been boasting since last year.

Sony shared the news via Weibo, a Chinese social media network. We still don’t have all the tiny details regarding the sensor, but Sony at least shared something.

This camera sensor is supposed to sit above the Sony LYT-808 and LYT-T808. Those two camera sensors have proven to be quite powerful, as they’re represented by the OnePlus 12 and OnePlus Open, respectively. Those are basically the same sensors, but the ‘T’ is tweaked for foldables.

The Sony LYT-900 is not only a huge sensor on its own, but it has huge pixels. Considering this is a LYTIA sensor, it’s almost certainly a dual-stacked sensor, just like the Sony LYT-808 and LYT-T808.

The OPPO Find X7 Pro will probably debut this camera sensor

It will be interesting to see what will this sensor be capable of, as it looks great on paper. The Sony LYT-900 is allegedly set to be featured on the OPPO Find X7 Pro, Vivo X100 Pro+, and the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. Either OPPO or Vivo will debut it, it remains to be seen which device will launch first.

The OPPO Find X7 Pro is expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year, while the Vivo X100 Pro+ has reportedly been delayed, it was supposed to arrive very soon. That device will likely arrive in April or May, based on rumors.

The Xiaomi 14 Ultra is the third device mentioned in regards to this sensor. That handset will likely arrive closer to mid-year next year. Well, at least based on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra launch. The Xiaomi 13 Ultra launched in April this year. It is possible that Xiaomi will move up the launch date in 2024, we’ll see.

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