OMNIVISION Demonstrates Industry’s First 8-Megapixel LFM Image Sensor
If you ask Elon Mask, cameras are the most important sensor in order to get to the full self-driving. We believe that a combination of radar, camera, and lidar, if price permits, is the best way, but this is just us. In that light, Xilinx, in partnership with OMNIVISION has demonstrated the Industry’s First 8-Megapixel LFM Image sensor system for forward-looking automotive camera systems. In plain words, an 8-megapixel camera will make the car see much further, clearer, and get more detail, directly increasing the security of the vehicle and its passengers.
Lacks in GPU, 5G, imaging, features
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 got a lot of coverage, and the marketing machine is trying to promote this chipset as a premium. Guess what? Dimensity 9000 is not a premium chipset as it suffers from stitched stock Cortex IP, stock Mali GPU, lack of premium phone design wins, and, most importantly, too optimistic SoC clocks. The clocks, especially the mid-cluster, might get the company in trouble due to the high energy drain.
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The forward-facing camera market is a growing market, and according to Strategy Analytics, it is poised to grow to a $2.4B market. Most new cars are equipped with a forward-facing camera that keeps the vehicle in lane, helps systems such as adaptive cruise control or low speed follow, detect cars, objects, pedestrians, and many more.
Notch- and hole-free phones eventually coming
While some smartphones makers have found a way to avoid having a notch or a hole for the selfie camera, it appears that under-display selfie cameras are coming to phones sooner than expected, as both Oppo and Xiaomi have demonstrated working prototypes.
The phone trends in 2019
There is a clear trend toward a whole uninterrupted screen for end users to enjoy on their phones and every year we are getting closer to that. The trend includes more cameras, slide, and pop-up, all helped by computation and AI.
Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 lead the pack
Although it isn't a big surprise, DxOMark has now started testing selfie cameras on smartphones.
Q2 2018 with Snapdragon 845
It was confirmed a while ago by OnePlus' CEO that the successor to the OnePlus 5T will come in Q2 2018 powered by Snapdragon 845. The first leaked images suggest that the phone might come with an iPhone like notch.
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Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is likely to be the second phone based on the Snapdragon 845, and, without a doubt, it will beat the Galaxy S9 on price and probably on the performance front too.