Toshiba Shows Off Camera Modules For Google's Project Ara

By Vigneshwar

Search engine giant Google is now working hard on its phone block concept, which is codenamed as Project Ara. Project Ara is basically a concept in a smartphone, users can swap the components in and out, including the on-board camera. Now, as a third party, Toshiba is now working on the similar concept on the Camera. This Japanese company, has shared the first look of swappable camera module.

The Japan-based company showcased a trio of camera parts for the Ara - a 2MP front-facing selfie snapper, as well as two regular rear-positioned cameras, a 5MP and a 13MP ones. The sensor of the former is 1.4um in size, while the larger module is 1.12um in size.

Toshiba Shows Off Camera Modules For Google's Project Ara

According to the Toshiba three year development plan, these development parts will be available for mass production and to public somewhere around the next year. The California based, tech giant Google, is launching this project in Puerto Rico later this year, along with the price tag.

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Toshiba Shows Off Camera Modules For Google's Project Ara

Anyhow, Google is hoping that this is a phone that most of the world will be able to afford and use, so it is trying hard to get the bill of materials of the basic phone which includes frame, battery, CPU, and Wi-Fi down to $50.


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