OmniVision has announced a new photo sensor with a pixel size of 1.12 micron and PureCel Plus-S architecture: the OV16B10 – this model name – can count on a high sensitivity and phase detection autofocus, more commonly called PDAF.
As stated by the manufacturer, the OV16B10 is a 16-megapixel sensor designed for high-end smartphones: the 1.12 micron pixel size allows you to capture more light, leading to better shots, especially in low brightness .
The new sensor also supports ZHZZ (ZigZag High Dynamic Range) technology to extend normal dynamic range capabilities: compared to the traditional HDR, it reduces the amount of artifacts, which allows you to preview and record video in HDR mode Not just without the shutter delay.
Finally, the OV16B10 can record videos in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) at 60fps, in addition to Full-HD (1920×1080) and HD (1280×720) at 120fps. For marketing, however, we will have to wait for the last quarter of 2017. For more technical information, please refer to the official OmniVision website.