With the hype around 64-megapixel camera sensors at its peak and Realme is all set to announce its 64MP imaging technology tomorrow, Xiaomi cut the queue and exhibited its own imaging technology in Beijing today. With this, the company has become the first smartphone brand to exhibit the upcoming 64MP imaging technology. However, the brand has only showcased the imaging technology and not launched any smartphone featuring the same.
At the event, the company announced that the technology will first appear on a Redmi smartphone to be launched in India in Q4 of 2019. The new imaging technology makes use of Samsung’s GW1 64MP sensor, which utilises the ISOCELL Plus technology. The technology creates a pixel-to-pixel barrier to reduce light interference between pixels and consequently improve colour reproduction. Apart from that, the sensor flaunts Smart ISO for automatic ISO balance and Hybrid 3D HDR, which is hardware-enabled HDR. The sensor size has also been increased to 1/1.7 inch with a 1.6μm pixel size. We have already seen samples of the images shared by Realme in the past, which exhibited life-like details and colour production.
Notably, three major league smartphone makers are gearing up to launch their 64MP camera smartphones in the near future. While Xiaomi has been the first one to showcase the technology, it won’t be the first to launch a smartphone with the 64MP sensor on it. Realme, all set to announce its own 64MP camera on August 7th, has confirmed that the smartphone featuring the latest imaging technology will launch on August 15th in India. Rumours have it that the upcoming Realme smartphone will be called Realme 5. Samsung is also working on its own 64MP camera smartphone, which is speculated to be the Galaxy A70s, although we don’t have a launch date for this.
We will know more about the Redmi smartphone with a 64MP camera in the near future, so stay tuned.