Redmi and Samsung expected to announce 64MP cameras on upcoming phones

On: August 5, 2019

Recently, Realme announced that it will showcase the world’s first 64MP quad-camera technology on August 8th. Now notable tipster Ice Universe has revealed that Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi may also release a 64MP camera phone later this month. Another poster on Twitter shared by stufflistings suggested that Redmi is conducting an event on August 7th where it will show off its 64MP camera tech rather than launching the phone itself. For some time now, both Realme and Xiaomi are said to be working on smartphones with 64MP cameras. 

Alongside the Chinese brands, Ice Universe stated that South Korean OEM Samsung is also expected to debut an A-series smartphone with a 64MP camera by October. Samsung already manufactures its own 64MP camera sensor dubbed as ISOCELL Bright GW1. Samsung’s official website explains: “ISOCELL Bright GW1 is a 64MP image sensor that features the highest resolution in Samsung’s 0.8m-pixel image sensor lineup. With pixel-merging Tetracell technology and remosaic algorithm, GW1 can produce bright 16MP images in low-light environments and highly-detailed 64MP shots in brighter settings.”

The teaser of Redmi 64MP camera phone.

From the tweet, it appears that Samsung has restarted plans to launch the phone after the interest from Realme and Redmi that are expected to use Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. A 64MP sensor means that smartphones will be able to capture pictures with more details and sharpness. However, it may use Pixel Binning technology just like 48MP cameras wherein the case of 64MP it will combine four 16MP shots into the resolution. 

Neither of the companies have divulged any other details about the upcoming devices. According to a report, the upcoming 64MP smartphone from Samsung could be the Galaxy A70S, the successor to Galaxy A70. Redmi and Realme haven’t revealed anything yet and there is no timeline regarding the launch dates. It is uncertain which company will be the first to launch a smartphone with a 64MP camera. We will know more in the coming weeks. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.