OnePlus 9 Pro Custom Sony IMX789 Sensor Will be 48MP, Could be Largest Sensor on a OnePlus device

The OnePlus 9 Pro camera is tipped to be capable of recording 4K videos at 120fps, along with real-time HDR video processing and more.


OnePlus 9 Pro is slated to be the company’s next major flagship, and as a result, is expected to feature chart-topping specifications. This year, the camera is one of the key areas where OnePlus appears to be focusing on, with previous reports highlighting the Sony IMX789 custom image sensor to offer much improved camera performance over its predecessor. Now, tips on the internet have appeared to reveal even more details about the custom image sensor, and if the information does turn out to be true, will make it the largest image sensor that OnePlus has yet featured in any of its smartphones.

The OnePlus 9 Pro Sony IMX789 sensor is tipped to feature 48MP image resolution, with now-standard quad bayer array and pixel binning technologies coming with it. The sensor will reportedly be 1/1.31-inch in size, and feature a native 16:11 aspect ratio. The sensor is said to have 1.22um native pixel size, which after pixel binning will produce 12MP images with 2.44um effective pixel size to boost night time photography and videography. Among the key capabilities that have been highlighted about the Sony IMX789 on the OnePlus 9 Pro include real-time HDR video processing, full-pixel omnidirectional phase detection autofocus, and Dual Pixel autofocus as well.

Previous reports about the purported Sony IMX789 sensor on the OnePlus 9 Pro had highlighted similar information without revealing the sensor resolution. The report had stated that the sensor may become one of the very first in the world of commercial flagship smartphones to be able to record 4K videos at 120fps – something that video enthusiasts will certainly be looking forward to. It had also highlighted that the sensor will feature the Sony Digital overlap HDR imaging technology, which will give the OnePlus 9 Pro camera the ability to shoot multiple exposures at the same time, therefore reducing ghosting in photographs.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is slated to launch soon, and one of its key areas of focus will be the 48MP Sony IMX789 sensor. It is also believed to have struck a deal with Hasselblad, which may lead to collaboration on lens and optic technologies.