Is the next big step for camera phones almost here? 1 inch sensors coming soon!

(Image credit: Teme @RODENT950)

Over the past decade or so, camera phone quality has increased in leaps and bounds. We've seen camera phones with seemingly impossible megapixel counts, multiple rear cameras, 50x digital zoom and more. However, just when you think you've seen the peak of what camera phone technology can do, it appears the game might just be about to change all over again.

New reports are suggesting that Sony is about to release the first one inch sensor for camera phones. Entitled the Sony IMX700, this sensor is rumored to be included in the upcoming Huawei Mate P50 series.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.