Google Nexus 5 to be the first smartphone with MEMS camera?
Google should officially announce its new Nexus 5 smartphone on October 14, and the handset is expected to go on sale before the end of the month. Until then, a new detail about the smartphone has been revealed – and it’s really promising.
The Nexus 5 could be the world’s first handset to feature an MEMS rear camera (developed by DigitalOptics and Lite-On Technology). Similar to a Lytro camera, this provides ultra-fast focusing: up to 7 times faster than on current smartphone cameras. Moreover, “MEMS autofocus actuators operate on less than 1mW of power, thereby extending battery life and reducing thermal load on the image sensor, lens, and adjacent critical components.”
The camera sensor on the Nexus 5 is only an 8MP one (1/3.2”, f/2.4 aperture) – but this doesn’t mean it won’t be able to produce better photos than those resulted from larger sensors.
You can read more about MEMS camera modules here at DigitalOptics.
MEMS camera aside, the Nexus 5 should feature Android 4.4 KitKat, a 5 inch Full HD display, LTE, NFC, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 2,300 mAh battery (with wireless charging capabilities).
Like the older Nexus 4, the new Nexus 5 is manufactured by LG.