Doogee Y200 smartphone to boast f/1.8 rear camera
The original Doogee Y100 and Y100 Pro are respectable phones given the inexpensive starting prices. The CPU underneath may not be very impressive, but the displays of the Y100 series are better than initially expected.
With the inevitable Y200, Doogee will be focusing on another core aspect: The rear camera. Smartphones are increasingly being used as dedicated point-and-shoots and Doogee sees this as an opportunity to bring high-quality cameras to inexpensive smartphones where such features are normally lacking.
According to Doogee, the rear camera will be an 8 MP Sony sensor with a wide aperture of f/1.8. The increased aperture allows for more natural light into the camera for increased details during nighttime photos. Most smartphones use a narrower f/2.0 or f/2.2 aperture instead. The manufacturer touts that the iPhone 6 carries an f/2.2 aperture for poorer performance in dimly lit areas.
The Doogee Y200 won't be the only smartphone with the wide f/1.8 aperture, however, as the LG G4 carries it as well. We found that the G4 had minor focusing issues around the edges and corners. It was also unable to focus on objects that were too up close. Nonetheless, colors appear natural and not oversaturated.
It remains to be seen if the Doogee Y200 will suffer from the same issues as the LG or if the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The final release date and price have yet to be officially announced.
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