It has been six years since Nokia launched the camera beast Lumia 1020, which vaunted a 41MP sensor. However, the race of offering smartphones with large camera sensors has taken pace again. We have been digesting the might of 48MP sensors and now Realme has announced the showcasing of its 64MP smartphone tech, which is scheduled to take place on August 8.
The news is not an exceptional surprise as it had been known that Realme is working on a smartphone with such a large sensor. Now, the company has finally announced that it will flaunt the tech behind the design. Another key highlight is that the upcoming event is not only about the 64MP sensor but a ’64 MP quad-camera setup’. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is calling it a “camera innovation” event.
A week ago, Realme India’s CEO Madhav Sheth had confirmed that the Indian market is going to be the first to get this smartphone. He also revealed that the 64MP unit would be Samsung’s ISOCELL GW1 sensor. The quad-camera housing was first teased on Weibo, which showed that the 64MP lens has two concentric yellow rings around it and contains a ‘64 MP’ badging below it. This was followed by another three sensors whose specifications are yet to be revealed. A day ago of the first revelation, Madhav Sheth shared a photo taken from the 64MP sensor. The photo was taken in landscape and had voluminous details and negligible noise.
The 64MP sensor developed by Samsung was announced in May. It supports 100db real-time HDR and has the ability to capture 1080p slow-motion videos. Moreover, it can also capture up to 16MP of images in low-light scenarios. Now, it is less than a week to go or the ‘camera innovation’ event and it would be safe to say that other key players will likely join this ‘bigger sensor’ race soon.