Once again it appears that Japan seems to be getting their hands on cooler technology ahead of the rest of the world. Sharp has been working on what they’re calling the “world’s thinnest optically image-stabilized smartphone camera”, which is a 12.1MP, 1/3.2” shooter that measures a mere 11.0×11.0×5.47mm. On top of that it will feature a backlit module, provide image stabilization and to top it all of, will have the ability to record 1080p Full HD videos.
Sharp has plans to ramp up production in January of 2012 but here’s the good news for those living in Japan. While mass production will only begin in 2012, Sharp will be deploying this new camera module in two of their Android smartphones – the Sharp Aquos Phone SH-01D (will be available on NTT DoCoMo) and the 102SH (which will arrive on Softbank) some time by the end of the year.
Hopefully Sharp will be licensing out this new piece of technology as a smaller and thinner camera module will ultimately translate into a slimmer smartphone for the rest of us.
Next Story: Kowa-TMSUK reveal Kobot concept electric vehicle
- 2014-04-07: Sharp Aquos Xx 302Sh Packed To The Brim With Features
- 2014-03-06: New Sharp Aquos TVs Go On Sale In The US
- 2014-01-22: Sharp Introduces Aquos Mini SHL24
- 2014-01-16: Sharp Announces 15.6" Windows 8.1 Tablet
- 2014-01-06: Sharp Unveils New 8K Television Systems
- 2011-11-25: Sharp Aquos SH-01D will arrive in Japan first, US later
- 2011-11-11: Sharp Aquos SH-01D makes a pit stop at the FCC
- 2011-09-29: Sharp AQUOS 104SH to run on Ice Cream Sandwich
- 2011-09-09: Sharp introduces Aquos SH8298U 3D Android handset
- 2011-05-23: Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH shows up at the FCC