According to a new piece of information from a well-known tipster, OPPO, Vivo, and HONOR all plan to adopt 1-inch camera sensors. This information comes from Ice Universe, who shared it via Twitter.
Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, and HONOR all plans to adopt 1-inch camera sensors
As most of you know by now, only the Xiaomi 12S Ultra uses a 1-inch camera sensor made for smartphones. The Xperia PRO-I also includes it, but that’s a completely different story. The sensor inside that phone is not made for phones, so… let’s just not get into it now.
That being said, a lot of major Chinese OEMs will use a 1-inch camera sensor inside their upcoming flagships. A recent rumor suggested that the Vivo X90 Pro+ will include one. That device is coming in the first half of next year, quite probably.
In addition to Vivo, OPPO and HONOR are all planning for it. The tipster said that those companies may start utilizing such a sensor by the end of this year. If not, then next year.
He also added that all of those companies are involved in markets outside of China, which is true. All of the are actively expanding in global markets, and chances are we’ll see their flagships with 1-inch sensors next year.
The Xiaomi 13 & 13 Pro will include such a camera
Xiaomi’s 12S Ultra handset was not released globally. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are tipped to include a 1-inch camera sensor, though. Those two smartphones will arrive to global markets, as the company’s CEO confirmed a while back.
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra can take excellent-looking pictures, as it not only has a 1-inch camera sensor, but a capable software, and Leica’s backing, along with the company’s lenses.
The Vivo X80 Pro is considered to be one of the best camera smartphones in the market at the moment, and an upgrade to a 1-inch camera sensor will be interesting to see. Do note that ZEISS is a part of the picture when it comes to Vivo flagships.
In regards to OPPO and HONOR, we’re not sure in which phones those two companies aim to include a 1-inch camera sensor. In terms of OPPO, though, it’s probably the OPPO Find X6 Pro. And for HONOR, it may be the company’s next-gen ‘Magic’ flagship.