TOKYO – Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the launch of "T4KA7", a 1/2.4 inch, 20-megapixel BSI  CMOS image sensor, which enables 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets. Sample shipments start today.
The markets for smartphones and tablets increasingly require smaller cameras but with much higher resolution. With a 1.12 micrometer pixel size contributing to a smaller chip size, Toshiba’s new sensor achieves 20 megapixel images at its highest level and realizes 6mm z-height camera modules for smartphones and tablets.
The new sensor also offers a much improved frame rate of 22fps, 1.8 times faster than that of Toshiba's previous 20-megapixel sensor .
A reference module incorporating the new product is currently under preparation and will be available from September 1.
With the launch of the new 20-megapixel CMOS image sensor, Toshiba commits to meeting demands for higher resolution images for smartphones and tablets.
Output Size and Frame Rate (Max.)
Sensor output mode (Output pixels)
Frame rate (RAW 10-bit output）
20.2M (5384(H) × 3752(V))
18.8M (5000(H) × 3752(V))
16.3M (5384(H) × 3032(V))
1.12 micrometer BSI
Recommended Module Size
10.5 mm × 12 mm
Mass Production Schedule
Mass Production Volume
500,000 pieces per month
 BSI: Back Side Illumination.
 Compared with Toshiba’s previous 20 megapixel sensor “T4K46”
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