Oct 7th, 2010

thumb160x_sony164mpsensorIf you thought the 14MP camera found in the Altek Leo was impressive, wait until you get a load of this 16.41MP bad boy Sony just dropped. The Exmore R-based CMOS sensor will be hitting handsets starting next year and will be sure to do its part in the continual ante-upping of the smartphone wars.

The camera shoots 1080p HD video at 30fps with back-illumination to reduce image noise. The camera, along with an 8.13MP baby brother, will be available for manufacturers to take advantage of starting in January, with Sony no-doubt using it in their own offerings.

The lower megapixel camera might not pack all the punch of the big daddy, but it more than makes up for it in its slim profile at 5.67mm. Perfect for the handset a bit concerned about its size. You can check out more info at Sony’s site and even see some comparison images.

[via Gizmodo]

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