Oppo Find N3 tipped to be first foldable with Sony LYTIA LYT800 stacked camera sensor
Oppo and Sony have confirmed their intentions to include LYTIA camera sensors in the former's future smartphones. To recap, Sony unveiled LYTIA camera sensors in June 2023, all with 50 MP effective outputs, ranging from the premier LYT900 down to the LYT500. As we discussed at the time, the LYT900 serves as Sony's latest 1-inch (0.98-inch optical format) camera sensor. By contrast, Sony has designed the LYT500 as a new front-facing camera with a 1/2.9-inch optical format and 0.6 µm-wide pixels.
According to WHYLAB, Oppo will utilise the LYT800 first, an upper-tier offering that is also the first sensor with a two-layer transistor pixel structure. In short, Sony has built the LYT800 around the same pixel structure as the primary camera in the Xperia 1 V, which it markets as the IMX888. For reference, the LYT800 has a 1/1.4-inch optical format too, making it a touch smaller than the IMX888.
Reportedly, Oppo will debut the LYT800 in the Find N3, a foldable that was curiously missing from last month's Find N3 Flip launch. WHYLAB adds that the Vivo remains on track to ship the LYT800 in the X100 series as well, another BBK Electronics stablemate. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen when Oppo will reveal the Find N3, although it could be available globally later this year as the OnePlus Open.