Expect big Chinese brands to adopt dual cameras this year


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Sony are hoping to gain support from mobile phone manufacturers for their dual camera system and expects it to be a common feature in 2017.

Sony is the main supplier of camera sensors to Chinese smartphone makers. Even brand like Elephone, UMi and Ulefone use Sony camera’s in their phones.. The Japanese brand hope to main this hold for the coming years and predicts that more and more smartphone makers will adopt their new dual camera system on phones with the feature becoming common place by 2017.

What this doesn’t mean is that smaller brand will be dabbling in dual cameras (not until later next year at least) but it does mean that dual camera phones from bigger Chinese brands are highly likely.
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Already we have seen renders of the Nubia Z11 with a dual camera system, and we have heard that Oppo will be showing off a new revolutionary camera set up at MWC this year (could this be a dual rotating camera design?).

A dual camera system would also be a great addition to the next generation Vivo Xshot too.

Dual camera systems aren’t new, HTC have been using them on phones, and we devices the Huawei Honor 6 Plus with dual camera last year. What might be different between current dual systems and upcoming models might be the addition of an optical zoom.

We suspect there will be clues at MWC so watch this space.

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9 Comments

  1. VMortens
    February 4, 2016

    I’d rather see better cameras in their mid-range phones.
    They start considering dual cameras, while most of them is unable to implement a good singular solution in their phones. In case of Elephone and Umi – I cannot believe it will change anything for better.
    Nubia, HTC, Honor – well, thats a different story. Their might be some room for improvements here.

    • balcobomber25
      February 4, 2016

      The problem is a lot of the cheaper brands will use the dual camera setup but they will still use the same crappy optics and they will do no optimization for the sensor. The results will be the same they are now good sensors ruined by crappy hardware/software.

      • VMortens
        February 5, 2016

        If I haven’t maketh it clear enough, then I apologise, but that was my point exactly.
        We would need to pay for two cameras now, but making same crappy photos as a singular one. Fck logic, just marketing and creative accounting.

        • balcobomber25
          February 5, 2016

          I wish a lot of these companies would do what Apple and Meizu do. Use the same sensor for a few years and actually learn it’s capabilities. With each new phone update the lens and improve the software, when it’s time for a new sensor use the next model in that line (for instance 135->214, 220->230 etc.). Unfortunately most of these brands only care about the spec sheet and it want to say they have the latest sensor.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    February 4, 2016

    like i keep saying if your doing dual cameras make it duoscopic not just for depth of view, please oems follow the qiku q terra

  3. Steven Fox
    February 5, 2016

    The problem is in optics as cameras can only get so good with this little lens, and as the phones are getting thinner you can`t put bigger lens(to get more light), because it will pertrude outside of the body.
    In my personal opinion cameras in flagships have not gotten much better(in taking photos, videos have improved), just becasue when every one of these camera enters a low-light situation it struggles.
    Other huge problem is software and camera vendors, as Sony and Samsung take most of the orders and are quite expensive due to the high demand, where Omnivision make absoutely great sensors, but for some reason we don`t see them in many phones(because marketing will always be better with the words Sony/Samsung)

    • Oz
      February 8, 2016

      Ommivision on the Gionee E7 is still one of the best – better than my One+ and ZTE Z7.

  4. Gilles
    February 5, 2016

    The dual camera of my Axon Elite is very very good

  5. Ivan Budiutama
    February 5, 2016

    can someone explain the idea behind dual camera system? Not trolling, a serious question. What is the benefit? how?