Sony Unveils LYTIA Branded Sensors
In recent years, the camera capabilities of smartphones have undergone remarkable advancements, largely thanks to Sony’s innovative image sensors. Sony’s 1-inch super bottom sensor has become the preferred choice for many flagship smartphones.
Building on their success, Sony introduced a new brand of cell phone image sensors called “LYTIA” in November 2022. Today, Sony has released a lineup of five LYTIA sensors, namely LYT900, LYT800, LYT700, LYT600, and LYT500, each boasting an impressive 50-megapixel resolution. While these sensors share a similar resolution, they differ in size and technical features, catering to a range of smartphone camera needs.
LYT900 stands as the flagship product in the LYTIA sensor lineup. With a size of 1/0.98 inches and an effective pixel count of approximately 50 megapixels, the LYT900 excels in delivering high image quality for smartphone photography. This 1-inch image sensor not only achieves excellent gray value but also operates with low power consumption, ensuring a balance between performance and efficiency.
The LYT800, positioned as the high-end model, features a size of 1/1.43 inches and an effective pixel count of around 53 megapixels. Sony proudly introduces its first sensor with a double-layer transistor pixel structure, enabling high saturation signal volume and an output quality comparable to that of a 1-inch sensor.
Designed to maintain the slim profile of smartphones, the LYT700 sports a 1/1.56-inch sensor. Despite its reduced size, this sensor does not compromise on performance and supports high-end features.
The LYT600 sensor, with a size of 1/1.953 inches, has gained popularity as a versatile choice for smartphone cameras. Notably, it supports advanced features like full-pixel autofocus, ensuring quick and precise focusing. This sensor finds particular utility in applications such as 5X periscope telephoto lenses.
Tailored for front-facing selfie lenses, the LYT500 boasts a 1/2.93-inch size and a 50-megapixel resolution. This sensor supports “always-on” features, ensuring quick and effortless start-up for capturing spontaneous moments.