A new post from popular Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station suggests that the upcoming Chinese flagships Xiaomi 14 Ultra, Oppo Find X7 Pro and vivo X100 Pro+ will have a lot in common. Namely the main camera sensor, which is said to be the new, 1-inch Sony Lytia LYT-900 chip.
According to the leak, all three companies are already testing the new sensor on the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, Oppo Find X7 Pro and vivo X100 Pro+. And the results are promising. The sensor will introduce a new technology called DCG (Dual Conversion Gain). The name probably refers to the new stacked design that Sony has been pushing since last year.
So far, we only heard of two image sensors with a stacked design – the Sony IMX966 and the Sony Lytia 808. The Lytia 808 sits under the main camera of the OnePlus Open. The IMX966 should make its debut in the OnePlus 12 soon. The latter reportedly offers the same performance as Sony’s current flagship, the 1-inch IMX989, but in a significantly smaller footprint. If the new Lytia LYT-900 also goes to 1 inch, we can expect the next leap in image quality.
DCS assumes that the Oppo Find X7 Pro will be the first model with Sony’s new optimized 1-inch sensor under the hood. The Xiaomi 14 Ultra and the vivo X100 should come onto the market a little later next year. Therefore, there is little time for Oppo to rest on its laurels.