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Rumor: Sony Xperia Z4 To Feature IMX189AEG CMOS Sensor

November 11, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Sony isn’t doing all that well in the smartphone market these days. The company has issues turning profit in that sector while it is doing just fine, if not great, in other parts of the industry. Sony had to cut costs multiple times by now and it is still constantly losing money. This Japanese tech giant said a while ago that it will focus on high-end smartphones and that it will leave Chinese market, it is obvious that Sony’s relatively high prices for their low-mid range models are simply not selling as they should. I’m not saying their prices are extremely high, but they’re somewhat higher than the competition and it seems Sony will try a different approach. We all know that the Xperia Z series is Sony’s crown jewel as far as smartphones go, the company has released the Xperia Z3 only a few months ago and we’ve already seen some leaks of the Xperia Z4, more on that later.

This time around we have some fresh new info regarding an alleged Xperia Z4’s component, coming straight from China. If you take a look at the image below this article you’ll notice a document mentioning IMX189AEG CMOS image sensor and its specifications. According to the report this sensor might be used in Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 handset. According to the document, this will be world’s first high-speed and high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor with active pixel color sampling. This sensor will support 2K video imaging (2048 x 1080, 16,000 frame/s) and a high-speed 4K video mode (6144 x 2160, 240 frame/s). Check out its full specifications in the image down below the article.

There’s no way we can actually confirm any of this, but if the leak is legit, this could be a rather significant addition to the Z4 smartphone. Previous leak (from October) said that the Xperia Z4 will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor, a Quad HD display and amplified stereo speakers, while 4GB of RAM was also mentioned. It’s a bit early to tell, but if this ends up being true, Sony Xperia Z4 will be a real beast of a device. Thoughts?