Realme teases smartphone with 64MP camera, to launch in India first

If you have kept track of the smartphone industry lately, you will remember the whole 48MP tsunami and how after Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 7 series, everyone else jumped on board the same wagon. OPPO’s sub-brand Realme was on the forefront challenging the Redmi Note 7 Pro with its own Realme 3 Pro and succeeded it to a large extent. It seems that history is now repeating itself as amidst the rumours of Xiaomi’s 64MP camera phone, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has gone ahead and posted an image shot using the brand’s own 64MP-toting flagship.

Sheth took to Twitter to share an image of an skyline looking over a water body. You can see the details, highlights and exposure in the image. The tweet reads, “Working on the new premium killer! Introducing the world’s first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 largest 1/1.72” sensor and mega 1.6µm pixel with amazing clear shots in low light too. RT if you want to see more “knockout” shots. #DareToLeap.” It’s evident from the tweet that the phonemaker is working on its next flagship smartphone, which will use the recently launched Samsung ISOCELL GW1 64MP sensor. You can also spot a watermark at the bottom left corner of the image, which reveals that the phone will have an AI-backed quad-camera module on the rear panel. In a further tweet, Sheth also reveals that the smartphone will be launched in India first.

To recall, the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 utilises Tetracell pixel-bining technology and remosaic algorithm. Samsung says that the sensor captures 16MP images in low-light conditions and 64MP pictures when shot in daylight. Adding to the list of features is Dual Conversion Gain (DCG), which converts the collected light data into electrical signals for better detail and exposure, as we saw in the image captured by Sheth. To maintain the sharpness of the frame, there is Super PD technology which is a high-performance phase detection auto-focus technology. Other features include real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels and full HD recording at 480fps. Samsung claims that the camera is designed to capture frames as close as possible to the way the human eye perceives the same frame.

As of now, Sheth didn’t share any further details of the upcoming phone except that it will be a new ‘Premium Killer’. We can expect the phone to have loaded internals and a cinematic display. This could even be the much-anticipated Realme X from the brand, which will launch in India with different specs compared to the China version. We will know more about the phone in the coming days so stay tuned.

Abhiman Biswas

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