Sony is Developing a Six-Camera Smartphone

The LG V50 ThinQ has three rear-facing cameras, while Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Pro may debut with four. Nokia 9 PureView is leading at the moment with five cameras on the back. However, reports are suggesting that Sony will take this one step further. Max J, who is known for the reliable information reports, hinted that Sony is working on a new Xperia model with six rear-facing cameras. There will also be two lenses up front for selfie portraits. It’s not yet known about the exact detail of Sony’s new device and it still remain a mystery. However, multi-lens smartphones always have a primary shooter with zoom lens and wide-angle lens. For improved low-light performance, there could be a couple of monochrome sensors. The current trend is the inclusion of Time-of-Flight feature, so there could be a sensor for that.

Regarding the cameras on the front, the new Xperia model may have two lenses. It’s safe to assume that other than the primary high resolution lens, there will also be a wide-angle lens to allow for more convenient group selfies. Unfortunately, the new phone is still in the early development stage, so the overall design of the device is still unclear. Even so, current Xperia devices may hint other possible features. As an example, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 models have display with 21:9 aspect ratio, so the mystery phone may have that as well. Due to the unusual number of cameras, it is quite likely that it will be Sony’s next flagship model. Although there’s still no official announcement about the timeframe of the release, the device could arrive late this year or early next year. Because it’s a flagship, it may also have a high-end processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Sony’s market share in the smartphone market is in decline, but the new phone may attract enthusiasts, including professional photographers who want to have a smartphone with the best camera setup.