Nowadays, the improvement of smartphone image effects highly depends on the technological innovation and upgrade of CMOS image sensors. Even if it can leverage the later algorithms to save a large amount of optical information of the original image to the maximum extent, it is of great benefit to enhance the tolerance of post-processing. The current 3 major upgrade directions for CMOS images are high pixels, high frame rate and high imaging effects, covering many technical indicators such as pixel size, CIS size, number of pixels, architecture, quantum efficiency, sensitivity, etc. (Changjiang Securities report)

The camera’s pixels have been upgraded…

AAC Wafer-Level Glass+Plastic Lens in Xiaomi Redmi K40 GE Phone

PRNewswire: Xiaomi’s Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is the first mobile phone to incorporate a Wafer Level Glass (WLG) hybrid camera lens. The hybrid camera lens solution includes 1 glass + 5 plastic lens elements provided by AAC Optics, a subsidiary of AAC Technologies. AAC Optics made their initial investment into WLG 10 years ago (in Danish startup Kaleido) and has developed expertise to enable volume production of Wafer Level Glass (WLG) technology into the Smartphone, Automotive, and IoT markets.

The WLG lens is said to have a larger aperture, a 15% increase in light reaching the sensor, and 5% resolution…

The pace of recovery for the smartphone market accelerated in 1Q21 with 25.5% YoY shipment growth. According to IDC, smartphone vendors shipped nearly 346M smartphones during 1Q21. Samsung regained the top spot in 1Q21 with impressive shipments of 75.3M and 21.8% share. The new S21 series did well for Samsung, mainly thanks to a successful pricing strategy shaving off USD200 from the flagship launch in 2020. (CN Beta, IDC)

In 1Q21, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 347M units, up 27% YoY. Samsung took first place, shipping 76.5M to take a 22% share. Apple shipped 52.4M iPhones, to take a 15% share…

3DA: 3D/ToF/LiDAR, AIoT/AR/Auto.

Tech Leader/PM who focuses on 3D (Imaging/Photonics/Sensing, LiDAR/ToF) and 3A (AV/Auto, AR/VR, AIoT/5G)….;

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