STMicroelectronics Displaces Sony ToF in Galaxy Note Series - Image Sensor TechStream Blog

Ray Fontaine
Ray Fontaine, Product Manager – Image Sensor
Ray is one of the preeminent image sensor technology experts in the world, and he regularly publishes Image Sensor analysis content and commentary for TechInsights subscribers.

October 11, 2020

Samsung introduced us to the Sony IMX516 i-ToF in Q4 2019 when it featured the new sensor alongside Galaxy Note10+ 5Gs rear-facing cameras. At the time we were impressed Sony had scaled its back-illuminated 10 µm ToF pixels, in use in the IMX316, down to 5 µm for the new IMX516. The IMX516, with its 640 x 480 resolution and 4.85 mm x 5.11 mm (24.8 mm2) die size, was predicted to have a strong showing in future products. It did indeed land in Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro (2019) and Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ (2020) and we expected it would be reused in Note20.

STMicroelectronics Displaces Sony ToF in Galaxy Note Series

 

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