Smartphones With Dual Pixel Autofocus

The Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) technology isn’t new – it has already been featured in many DSLR and mirrorless camera sensors. In essence, the dual pixel autofocus (also called Dual Pixel AF or Dual Pixel PDAF) is an advanced case of the phase detection autofocus (PDAF). With PDAF only about 5 % of the available pixels were part of focusing. However in the dual pixel focusing, a phase detection photo diode is embedded into each and every pixel on the camera sensor.

Samsung introduces Dual Pixel PDAF in their Galaxy S7 and S7 edge mobiles.

Back in 2016 Samsung was the first company among phone manufacturers to introduce the dual pixel autofocus technology in their smartphone models Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Since then many companies have followed. Apple’s iPhones notoriously do not feature cameras with the dual pixel autofocus technology. iPhones since the iPhone 6 use less advanced phase detection autofocus branded as “focus pixels”. Samsung was the first to introduce the dual pixel AF for the front / selfie camera in their Samsung Galaxy S10 phones line.

Following is the list of all known dual pixel autofocus phones. The list of dual pixel autofocus mobiles is sorted alphabetically by brand names. Within each brand the phones are sorted by their release date in the descending order (newest models first).

  1. Archos Diamond Omega
  2. Asus ROG Phone
  3. Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL
  4. Asus ZenFone 4 Pro ZS551KL
  5. Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL
  6. Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL
  7. Asus ZenFone Zoom S ZE553KL aka Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom ZE553KL
  8. BQ Aquaris X2
  9. BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
  10. Google Pixel 3
  11. Google Pixel 3 XL
  12. Google Pixel 2
  13. Google Pixel 2 XL
  14. HTC U11+
  15. HTC U11
  16. LG G8 ThinQ
  17. LG V40 ThinQ
  18. Meizu 15
  19. Meizu 15 Plus
  20. Motorola Moto Z3 Play
  21. Nokia 8.1 aka Nokia X7
  22. Oppo RX17 Pro
  23. Samsung Galaxy Fold
  24. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (main & front cameras)
  25. Samsung Galaxy S10 (main & front cameras)
  26. Samsung Galaxy S10e (main & front cameras)
  27. Samsung Galaxy S10+ (main & front cameras)
  28. Samsung Galaxy Note9
  29. Samsung Galaxy S9
  30. Samsung Galaxy S9+
  31. Samsung Galaxy S8
  32. Samsung Galaxy S8+
  33. Samsung Galaxy S7
  34. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  35. Sharp Aquos S3 High
  36. vivo NEX Dual Display
  37. vivo NEX S
  38. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
  39. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
  40. Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  41. Xiaomi Mi 8
  42. Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
  43. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera
  44. ZTE Axon 9 Pro

This list of smartphones with the dual pixel AF technology is not yet complete. Please, feel free to suggest a missing phone model in the comment section below and after a quick check the phone will be added to the list.

You might also want to check out my list of the dual pixel autofocus Canon cameras.

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