In an age where Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) is being used by most OEM’s to improve image quality of the camera in their devices, Sony has gone in a whole different direction — digital image stabilisation. For the upcoming Xperia X and Xperia X Performance, Sony has decided to ditch OIS in favour of SteadyShot — a technology that is based on digital stabilisation as opposed to physical.
Sony Phones & Tablets: Specs, Models, News & Reviews
In the early part of the year, Sony officially announced a new series of handsets under the X-brand, including the X Performance at the top of the pyramid.
Sony unveiled the X Series of devices with Android on board back in February, but now it looks like there’s a new C Series handset on the way.
Earlier this week, Sony announced the Xperia X, XA, and X Performance, but there wasn’t any indication that an Xperia Z was right around the corner.
Sony today unveiled its new X-series of smartphones that consists of the Xperia X, XA and X Performance. Despite a new branding, the Xperia X-series of handsets look quite similar to their Z-series predecessors, though Sony says it has made a few design tweaks here and there to make the handsets more ergonomic. To avoid the glass back from cracking, Sony has also switched to plastic panels at the rear of the phone.
Sony today announced a new image sensor meant for smartphones: the IMX318. The 1/2.6-inch sensor has a 22.5MP resolution with an individual pixel size of 1.0um, and has been pegged as the successor to its popular IMX230 sensor.
While manufacturers of Android smartphones keep churning out new devices every now and then, only Sony makes sure it launches flagship smartphones every few months instead of just mid-range or budget devices. Well, it looks like we could soon see the company continuing the trend.
Sony today announced a new variant “warm, sophisticated pink” variant of the Xperia Z5. Aside from the color change, the pink variant of the Xperia Z5 is exactly the same as the original Z5 that was announced by Sony in September at IFA 2015.