It's been over a year since Sony introduced the world's first 16.41 megapixel CMOS sensor
for cellphones (pictured at right), but the company's now finally back with another entrant in the megapxiel race
: a 17.7 megapixel sensor. This one delivers more than just a higher resolution, though, as it's also Sony's first sensor with a bandwidth of 34.8Gbps (or about five times faster than previous CMOS sensors), which promises to allow for 120 fps video at full resolution -- assuming the phone's processor and storage are able to keep up, of course. What's more, the new sensor is also said to boast some improved consumption and, according to Nikkei
, it seems that Sony is planning to use it in digital cameras in addition to cellphones, although there's no word as to when either of those will be available.