Sony has announced the industry leading 48 Megapixel IMX586 image sensor for smartphones. The new device packs the most amount of pixels on a smartphone camera image sensor to date. The CMOs sensors are estimated to cost $26.94 and have a September 2018 release date. The image quality is supposed to rival a SLR camera. Generally, miniaturization of pixels results in poor light collecting efficiency per pixel, accompanied by a drop in sensitivity and volume of saturation signal. This product was designed and manufactured with techniques that improve light collection efficiency and photoelectric conversion efficiency over conventional products, resulting in the world's first*3 0.8 micrometer pixel size, with both high sensitivity and high saturation signal level. This smaller pixel size allows the new product to deliver 48 effective megapixels*2 on a compact unit with 8.0 mm diagonal, which can be fitted on many smartphones. The increased pixel count enables high-definition imaging even on smartphones which use digital zoom.