There may be more smartphones with 200-megapixel sensors in the near future, and we are probably talking not only about expensive devices. OmniVision has introduced its second sensor of this class.
The OVB0A sensor has an optical format of 1/1.395″ or 1/1.4″ for simplicity. That is, it is quite large, but smaller than the same Samsung ISOCELL HP1, while it is exactly the same as ISOCELL HP3. The pixel size is 0.56 µm.
The sensor supports 16-cell binning, so that photos are obtained with a resolution of 12.5 megapixels. Video can be shot in 4K at 120 fps, 8K at 30 fps is also supported. The sensor should appear in smartphones in the fourth quarter.
OVB0A is OmniVision’s second 200MP sensor. The first was OVB0B in a larger optical format. It was introduced back in January, but in the end it did not appear in any smartphone. So, if OVB0A does not repeat the fate of the firstborn, then it will just become the first available on the market.
India wants to follow the example of the EU to oblige everyone to switch to USB-C, but Apple really doesn’t like it. The company asks for an exception for older iPhones
Apple has already switched its smartphones to USB-C port due to the latest EU laws, but now India wants to implement the same, and this is a problem for Apple.
According to Reuters, India also wants to oblige manufacturers to switch to a single USB-C standard and is currently negotiating with manufacturers to introduce this requirement in the country by June 2025. The source says all manufacturers agreed…except Apple.
The bottom line is that India may oblige manufacturers to convert all smartphones that will be sold in the country to USB-C from the moment the law comes into force. For Apple, this means that for India specifically, the iPhone 15 models already converted to USB-C are not enough – it is necessary to abandon Lightning for all other smartphones that will still be produced and sold in India by the summer of 2025.
Of course, Apple will not do this, since it is not practical for India alone. The company said that if the law is passed, it will be difficult to achieve production targets set under the Indian government’s manufacturing incentive scheme. The company is asking that older iPhone models be added to the list of exceptions so that the new law does not apply to them.
Apple will not be greedy and will add support for Qi2 wireless charging for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 smartphones
Apple, in its new iOS update, has added support for the Qi2 wireless charging standard to older iPhone models.
Qi2 support was found in iOS 17.2, which is now available as a candidate version. It states that Qi2 will be supported by smartphones of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 lines. Currently, only the latest iPhone 15 has support for the standard.
Let us remember that Qi2 is a new universal standard for wireless charging, which Apple also helped develop.
Everything is heading towards the release of an iPhone without Dynamic Island and any cutouts or holes. LG Innotek is already preparing such a screen
LG Innotek has begun developing an advanced “under panel camera” (UPC) that has no visible lens hole. According to TheElec, such screens will be designed for full-screen iPhones without cutouts or holes.
UPC technology means that the camera lens is not visible when the camera application is not running. In this case, an image can be displayed above the camera area in an inactive state. UPC is also called under display camera (UDC).
Since the UPC camera is located below the display, the amount of light transmitted to the image sensor is less than that of a regular front camera module. Because of this structure, under-screen cameras do not produce very high-quality pictures and videos.
LG Innotek is developing a special lens called Freeform Optic to overcome the UPC limitations of not producing enough light. The patent states: “By using a Freeform Optic lens, the thickness of the peripheral lens can be controlled, thereby reducing optical system and optical module aberration (a phenomenon in which images are blurred due to the shape of the lens), as well as increasing the amount of light received. The image quality can be improved.”
Although LG Innotek has already begun development, the use of such displays in iPhones can only be expected after 2026, according to TheElec. Apple has reportedly already received UPC samples from other companies, but has rated their performance as unsatisfactory.
Apple is reportedly planning to place Face ID sensors under the screen before moving to UPC technology. Then the iPhone will have one round hole instead of the Dynamic Island.
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