JiaYu S3 getting 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX214 sensor


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What’s new from JiaYu today? Well the word is the JiaYu S3 will come with a Sonly IMX214 sensor for one!

Sony sensors are a big selling point for Chinese smartphones. In the past manufacteres tried to save a little cash by choosing Chinese sensors, but they have soon realised that this is a false economy.

Now most serious Chinese phone makers will use Sony, and JiaYu are among them with 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX214 sensors on the JiaYu S3. The IMX214 is the same sensor that is found on the Oppo Find 7, Nubia Z7 and other flagship phones. The sensor is ahead of the older IMX135 in that it offers 4K video, advances SME-HDR and faster focus. So that’s good news for potential S3 buyers. The rear sensor will also feature an F2.0 aperture and 5 lens stack.

As for the front, JiaYu are going for Samsung with a 5 mega-pixel F2.4 sensor with 84 degrees wide angle lens.

Still no word on when we can expect the JiaYu S3 to launch but so far we have learned the phone will have an alloy body, 5.5-inch 1080 display and LTE support.

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