At a global event that was held in Beijing, Xiaomi revealed that it will be launching a smartphone with a 64-megapixel sensor later this year. But wait, there is more. The future phone will also feature a 108-megapixel “ultra clear” Samsung ISOCELL camera sensor.
Now, let us put that into perspective – that is 12,032 x 9,024 of resolution. This resolution is something that you would not expect from a phone in your pocket rather, in medium format cameras.
A 64-megapixel Redmi smartphone will be launched later this year
The handset to feature the 64-megapixel camera is Xiaomi’s budget line – Redmi. The 64-megapixel sensor will make use of Samsung’s GW1 64MP sensor to provide true-to-life images. Samsung says the ISOCELL Plus technology helps in reducing noise by “minimizing optical loss and light reflection.”
Another great feature of the sensor is the smart ISO. It basically adjusts the ISO sensitivity based on ambient lighting that convert light into electronic signals. This feature is supported by a Dual Conversion Gain (DGC) technology that switches to low ISO when exposed in bright surroundings, and high ISO when in dark environments.
The pictures you will get from the 64-megapixel sensor will have a resolution of 9,248 x 6,936 pixels. Furthermore, the sensor also comes with real-time HDR of up to 100-decibels.
However, Redmi will not be the first smartphone to feature the sensor. Realme is launching a smartphone that will have a 64-megapixel camera later this month that will be called Realme 5.
Xiaomi to feature Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor on its upcoming smartphone
Interestingly enough, Xiaomi also teased for an upcoming smartphone that will feature Samsung’s 108-megapixel sensor. It will reportedly have the highest resolution on any smartphone. It can produce photographs with a high-resolution of 12,032 x 9,024.
With the 2x optical zoom, the sensor can still capture 27-megapixel images. The size of the sensor is said to be the largest available in the market, this means that its “ultra-high light input” will be used to deliver amazing images in low-light environments.
Unfortunately, Xiaomi handsets has never been made available in the U.S. Although the Chinese manufacturer is set to release its 64-megapixel handset, it might not be found in the U.S. until middle of 2020. And as for the 108-megapixel device, do not expect it to find in the states as early as 2021 or as late as 2022.