Info-leak on Sony’s next-gen Xperia Z4 suggests world-beating camera

CMOS sensor gets an upgrade, smoothing out 2K, 4K video capture, insiders claim

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By  Stephen McBride Published  November 13, 2014

Sony's next flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4, could be the world's first to include a CMOS image sensor with active colour sampling, TechRadar reported, citing Chinese website CNBeta.

Unnamed insiders claim the Z4's onboard camera will have an IMX189AEG CMOS image sensor, which will support 2K and 4K video capture, just as the Z3 did. But the Z4's camera will be designed to smooth out performance issues in this area recording 2K video (2048 x 1080) at 16,000 frames per second, and 4K (6144 x 2160) at 240 frames per second. Both rates are much faster than the Z3.

Previous speculation about the Xperia Z4 features includes a 5.5-inch qHD 1440 x 2560 display, a 64-bit 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU.

Based on Sony's previous product refresh cycles, the Z4 could be unveiled as soon as the first quarter of 2015.

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