1 / 1.49 ″ sensor with 54MP resolution (Sony IMX800)

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Sony IMX800 detailed: 1/1.49” sensor with 54MP resolution. As for size, the sensor has a 1/1.49” optical format. Not as huge as some made out to be, but still fairly large even among flagship offerings – e.g. the Honor Magic4 Pro has a 1/1.56” sensor, as do the Galaxy S22 and S22+, Oppo Find X5 Pro and many others.

There were several leaks concerning a sensor known as the “Sony IMX800,” which was said to be massive and will be used in various flagships. Let’s clear the air since there may have been a case of mistaken identification. With the Honor 70 series, the genuine Sony IMX800 made its debut. The resolution is unusually high at 54MP, or 8,768 by 6,144 pixels. Because this sensor supports 4-to-1 pixel binning, most phones will likely default to 13.5MP or 12MP resolution.


  • Crucially, they have the same pixel size of 1.0µm, which goes up to 2.0µm with binning enabled. This is an important metric, especially at a time when many sensors have dipped below the 1.0µm mark (especially ones with higher resolutions). The Honor 70 series will be our first encounter with the IMX800, but the sensor will likely be featured in other camera-oriented phones as well. Which ones is yet to be revealed.


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