STMicroelectronics announced that its advanced motion and proximity sensors have been integrated in the OnePlus 2, the newest smartphone from the Chinese company OnePlus. “The 2015 flagship model, OnePlus 2 – explains STM in a official note – relies on ST sensors for its superior camera system performance that includes an ultra-fast 0.2s ‘human-eye’ -grade focus time and advanced optical anti-shake technology that delivers a 20% improvement in effective image resolution, as well as a 55% reduction in power consumption compared with standard optical anti-shake mobile-camera systems”. Offering high accuracy and reliability in calculating the distance between the smartphone and the object, ST’s VL6180 proximity sensor enhances the camera’s auto-focus performance in the OnePlus 2. Housed in a simple compact package, the VL6180 uses ST’s innovative FlightSense optical-sensing technology to accelerate auto-focus time and improve picture quality, especially in macro mode and low-ambient-light environments. Enabling the 360-degree camera feature and improving gesture control and mobile-gaming experience for OnePlus 2 users, ST also provides a sensor system-in-package (LSM330) consisting of a 3D digital accelerometer with two programmable embedded state machines and a 3D digital gyroscope. The sensor combo has a selectable full-scale acceleration range up to ±16 g and an angular-rate range up to ±2000 dps. “The increasing penetration of advanced sensor-based features in smartphones at all price points drives the demand for MEMS and sensor devices in fast-developing markets, like China’s – said Collins Wu, Director of Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, Greater China and South Asia Region, STMicroelectronics -. Successful cooperation with innovative local smartphone makers like OnePlus confirms the strengths of ST’s IoT portfolio and our enabling role in bringing augmented mobile experiences to users worldwide”.