Huawei testing two image sensors – the Sony IMX989 and the OmniVision OV50H

A Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station confirmed that Huawei is testing two advanced image sensors – the Sony IMX989 and the OmniVision OV50H. The company may soon use the 1-inch image sensor in its flagship.

The 1-inch Sony IMX989 is currently the largest sensor used inside a smartphone. The large 1-inch size of this sensor increases the camera module protrusion aside from producing great photos and videos.

Huawei is working with a 1-inch smartphone image sensor

The Chinese tech giant is now testing the 1-inch IMX989 sensor into its upcoming flagship, the rumored Huawei P70 series.  The second image sensor Huawei is testing is the OmniVision OV50H. It has a 50-megapixel resolution and an optical format size of 1/1.3 inches. This sensor features a pixel size of 1.2μm as compared to the 1.6μm of the 1″ Sony IMX989.

The OmniVision OV50H supports full-resolution readout at 30fps, a 12.5MP mode at 120fps, and HDR in 60fps. Supporting both DCG HDR and staggered HDR, the OV50H demonstrates its prowess in dynamic range.

Huawei testing two image sensors

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