OmniVision launches OV12890 PureCel Plus-S Sensor for High-End smarpthones

OmniVision Technologies, known for its advanced imaging solutions, has announced its latest OV12890 camera sensor for high-end smartphones. It makes use of PureCel Plus-S technology to capture full resolution 12 mega pixels images and videos at 45 Fps. It can also take ultra-high resolution 4K2K video at 60 Fps, 1080p ad 240 Fps (via D-PHY and C-PHY interfaces).

The OmniVision OV12890 has 1.55-micron big pixel sensor for flagship smartphones that deliver signal-to-noise (SNR) with faster 12-bit readout architecture. These enhancements enable the sensor to capture ultra-high resolution, high frame rate images and videos with support of Phased Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The sensor can easily fit into 10 x 10 mm module with z-height of 6 mm.

The OV12890 Sensor is currently available for sampling. It is expected to enter production in Q4, 2016.


James Liu, senior technical marketing manager at OmniVision

As cameras for premium smartphones continue to improve, we see the resolution race slowing down and increasing emphasis placed on pixel performance and image sensor size as key to ever-higher quality mobile images and video, The OV12890 is our newest big-pixel stacked die image sensor for the mobile market, and represents one of our strongest offerings for premium smartphones. The feature-rich OV12890 captures exceptional images and video in a compact package, making it a top-flightimaging solution for flagship mobile devices.

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