Sony IMX586 was the staple image sensor for many mid-range handsets. But with changing times, the competition has bounced back. Thus, mobile photophiles and spec-nerds out there were obviously looking forward to the successor. The Sony IMX686 is a 64MP camera sensor with a pixel resolution of 9248 x 6944. This sensor measures 1/1.7-inch in size, paired with a 1.6um pixel dimension.
Well, as you may already know, the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 is its direct competition. So, before we jump to the phones shipping with Sony IMX686 sensor, here’s a quick comparison between the two sensors.
Sony IMX686 vs Samsung ISOCELL GW1
|Model||Sony IMX686||Samsung ISOCELL GW1|
|Resolution||64MP||9280 x 6944|
|Pixel Size||0.8um to 1.6um (pixel binning)||0.8um to 1.6um (tetra cell)|
|Interface||MIPI 4 Lane RAW|
*Sony IMX686 sensor details will be updated once Sony reveals them
Samsung 64MP sensor is already powering a few phones in the market. On the other track, Redmi K30 is the first phone to side with Sony.
64MP camera Phones with Sony IMX686 sensor
Here we have listed down the said phones along with the other details we know of them so far.
1. Poco X2
Poco X2 (review) is the rebranded version of Redmi K30 4G that you’d be able to purchase in India. Apart from the 64MP Sony sensor, the X2 offers 120Hz refresh rate screen and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage for a very alluring sub-20K price.
The Poco X2 lets you shoot in full 64MP resolution and also supports RAW capture. Other notable attractions include dual selfie cameras, 27W fast charging support, and Snapdragon 730G octa-core chipset.
2. Redmi K30
Redmi K30 is the first phone to wield the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.89 aperture. Well, its a part of a quartet, which consists of an 8MP 120-degree FoV ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP (2MP on K30 4G) 2cm macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. As for the front, you get a 20-megapixel selfie snapper coupled with a 2MP depth unit.
This is also the first phone to ship with Snapdragon 765 chipset with dual-mode 5G support. Redmi has launched a 4G version also.
3. Vivo X30 Pro
Vivo X30 Pro flaunts a quad-camera panel with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. This is probably the Sony IMX686 sensor. But, that’s not just the exciting news about the phone. It is announced to arrive in the month of December running on Samsung Exynos 980 SoC. This chipset has an integrated 5G modem and dedicated AI support on board.