Tuesday in CE: Sony is Light-years Ahead of Competition With Prototype Smartphone Camera
The smartphone camera has a long and exciting career. For a long time, cameras were not only the main selling point; they were the only reason to have a smartphone. Every year cameras got a few more megapixels, a better flash, more compatible software, and eventually a second lens.
However, manufacturers have seemingly hit a point of diminishing returns regarding hardware, because the strength of software is taking over. The prime example is Google's flagship Pixel, a single lens smartphone that is wholly supported by robust software to keep it in the conversation.
That hasn't stopped Sony from producing a new camera module that is a little bit of both. Right at the end of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, a small keynote showed off their cutting-edge technology.