Sony Xperia 1 II has two Sony and two Samsung sensors, UFS 3.0 storage

Ivan, 25 March 2020

The Xperia 1 II is due later this year and despite being official, there are some details that are still unknown. The camera hardware, for one - we knew the specs of the cameras, but we didn't know what sensors are used.

Well, we do now, thanks to a device, tested in the wild. The main camera - 12MP 24mm f/1.7 - has a Sony IMX557 sensor. The ultrawide - 12MP 16mm f/2.2 - uses a Sony IMX363 sensor. The telephoto - 12MP 70mm f/2.4 - uses a Samsung ISOCELL S5K3T2. And the 8MP 24mm f/2.0 selfie camera is the Samsung-made S5K4H7 sensor.

You can find information about the IMX363 and the ISOCELL S5K3T2, but not about the IMX557. Judging by its name, it should be very similar to the IMX555, which is the sensor behind the Galaxy S20/S20+' main camera. That sensor measures 1/1.76-inch, which would make the Sony Xperia 1 II's 1/1.7-inch sensor slightly larger.

The IMX557 isn't used in any other phone and could very well turn out to be exxclusive to the Xperia 1 II.

Sony Xperia 1 II uses two Sony sensors and two Samsung, has UFS 3.0 storage

The other tidbit that has surfaced from the unit in the wild is an Androbench test of the Xperia 1 II's storage speed. Judging by the results, the Xperia 1 II is using UFS 3.0 storage.

UFS 3.0 storage has very fast sequential read speeds and great sequential write speeds (although write on a smartphone with UFS 3.1 storage is more than twice as fast).

Sony Xperia 1 II uses two Sony sensors and two Samsung, has UFS 3.0 storage

The Sony Xperia 1 II will pack a lot of Sony's camera expertise, like Eye autofocus (both human and animal) in both the main and the ultrawide cameras, the first night mode on an Xperia device and a new 3x telephoto camera. The Xperia 1 II is due in Q2, priced at 1,200.

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The problem is that this article says the Samsung ISOCELL S5K3T2 is a 20 megapixel sensor, not the 12MP that Sony says is on the 70mm camera: If true, this would raise a lot of questions on what Sony is doing behind the scenes to get a "70mm" fo...

Like they called pixel binning 108MP as 1.33" ???? Lmao. Samsung always oversharpens the pictures. Apple always gives warmer and over exposure than needed. They are never good in Manual. Apple doesn't even have a special manual mode :). They ...

  • Skidrow

Well Samsung is working on a 1" sensor for Q4 this year. If you talk about manual mode than Samsung will beat the C... out of sony any day with a bigger sensor. Sony will never put 1" sensor in their phones because they make a lot of money selling RX...

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