Vivo X60 is soon to release, and it would be the first smartphone to use pixel shift technology.
What is Pixel Shift?
To understand the pixel shift, we would start with ‘w digital camera sensors work.’
Most digital camera sensors use a Bayer pattern – unlike a display where every pixel has various sub-pixels with different colours, a single pixel on a sensor sees only one colour. Red, Green and Blue pixels are usually organised in the Bayer pattern, which is a sort of three colour checkerboard.
However, it leaves gaps in the colour data. The Green channel covers 50% of the image, Red and Blue channels only get 25% coverage. An interjection is employed to fill in the gaps, but that introduces imprecision.
One more way to this is to shift the sensor, side to side, and up and down one pixel at a time. It allows the sensor to fill in the gaps and get 100% coverage on all colour channels.
For Pixel 3, Google employed it depending on your hand’s natural handshake to move the sensor around. Shots are taken and then are aligned by clever image processing algorithms.
But this is not how Vivo is employing it. The company will leverage the unique gimbal system to move the sensor around.
About Vivo X60
According to a leak, Vivo X60 is already launched in China. These come with Exynos 1080 chipsets, whereas the global versions will come with Snapdragon 870.
More details to follow till the March 22 event.
Alexia is the author at Research Snipers covering all technology news including Google, Apple, Android, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung News, and More.