Except that probably the "real" Sony Imx800 sensor is not the protagonist of the rumors of the past months (ie a sensor destined to be implemented in some premium smartphones) but a slightly more "normal" solution and which will probably be adopted on many soon device.
The Japanese manufacturer has decided to focus on a resolution of 54 megapixels (8,768 x 6.144 pixels), with support for the 4-A-1 pixel binning and this means that a large part of the smartphones that will use the Sony IMX800 sensor can count on a resolution of 13.5 Megapixel or 12 Megapixel.
As for the size, the new Sony sensor has a 1/1.49 -inch optical format, that is, not as large as some rumors seemed to indicate but, in any case, large enough even if the current alternatives among the models are taken into consideration High band (such as Honor Magic4 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ and Oppo Find X5 Pro, which have a 1/1.56 -inch format sensor).
In essence, these sensors have the same size as the pixels of 1.0 µm, which reaches up to 2.0 µm with enabled binning and it is an important fact to be taken into account, especially at a time when many sensors ( Especially those with higher resolutions) dropped below the threshold of 1.0 µm.
The smartphone of the Honor 70 series are those who will make the new Sony sensor debut on the market but probably soon to these devices the models of other producers will also be added (at the moment there is no information about it). Just have a little patience.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy