As the title implies, I am asking what is more expensive to put into smartphone cameras- OIS or IBIS?

Almost all phones on the market use OIS. However, the recent iPhones (12 Pro Max and 13 lineup) have IBIS- which Apple has dubbed 'Sensor-Shift Stabilisation'.

So I was wondering if IBIS is more expensive to implement than OIS. Is it ?

PS: I am aware that there are questions that ask which is cheaper OIS or IBIS. However unlike those questions, my question is regarding stabilization on smartphone cameras, not dedicated/normal cameras.

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    \$\begingroup\$ While you are correct that your question is nominally different, the answer is the same: it depends. I don't see much value in having another question to which the answer is just that again, so I'm closing this one as a duplicate. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Feb 24, 2022 at 9:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Agreed with Philip: this question duplicates the more generic question. Cost to implement is very time-dependent, and forward-looking (i.e., projective, or speculative) from the manufacturers' perspectives. \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Feb 26, 2022 at 21:07


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