Sony posted the highest operating profit for a second quarter on the back of strong demand for image sensors for mobile phones. Profits were up 16%, for a total of 279 billion yen ($2.6 billion). That’s 19% higher than analysts had expected.
Profits from the sensor division shot up 59% to 76.4 billion yen ($711 million), an all-time record. This is driven by the rise of the multi-camera setups – a feature that permeates the market from the entry-level to the premium segment.