OnePlus Confirms Camera Specifications for First Smartphone
Published on: 18th Mar 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Startup smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has released more information about its first forthcoming handset.
In a blog post, the company said that following speculation about the phone's camera specifications, they have clarified that they do not aim to compete with the DSLR market, although they will be aiming close.
OnePlus said that they have opted for Sony's latest Exmor IMX214 camer sensor. This 13-megapixel CMOS sensor boasts an f/2.0 aperture, so more light can be captured when shooting in the dark.
Large apertures do come with a downside, namely that photos may become distorted on the edges. Regular smartphones have 5 lenses, but to properly correct for low aperture the company has added a 6th lens optics to help avoid any low aperture distortion.
They also confirmed that there will be an optical stabiliser built into the camera phone.
Their first handset, the CyanogenMod based OnePlus One is set to be released in Q2, 2014.