Why do phones use such a tiny sensor/lens?

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Why do phones use such a tiny sensor/lens?
8 months ago

It shouldn't be that hard to fit a 1" sensor and 28mm or 35mm f/2.8 equiv. prime lens onto a phone without it protruding too much from the camera. It wouldn't be flat or discreet but still very pocketable and they could even make it collapsible and the lens a little depressed to protect it in case of being dropped. I understand that most people are happy with the current IQ but for photo enthusiasts there is a lot of room for IQ improvement on phones, especially in low light or high dynamic range settings.

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