Xiaomi’s spin-off brand, Redmi, is prepping up to launch a smartphone equipped with a 64MP camera. Today, through its official Weibo account, Redmi released a camera sample of the 64MP camera phone. The camera pic shows an image of a cat which, when zoomed in at the eye area, showed a clear cut detail of the eye and fur. As of now, there are no confirmed details as in which upcoming Redmi phone will equip the 64MP sensor, but people on Weibo are expecting Redmi Note 8 and Redmi K30 Pro will use this camera sensor.
Samsung Electronics developed the 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 Sensor that is said to be used by Redmi and Realme brands. The sensor is capable of capturing 16MP images in low-light and 64MP images in brighter settings. The sensor also supports real-time HDR (High Dynamic Range) of up to 100-decibels (dB). In addition, the GW1 sensor is equipped with a Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) that converts the light received into electronic signals based on the environment. Compared to Sony IMX586, the Samsung GW1 sensor is large and is capable of capturing more light. Samsung will use Tetracell technology, which is useful in using four sensors as one. The resultant is a 16-megapixel photo with better pixel sizes.
Redmi hasn’t shared any details of the camera through the teaser except for the 64MP camera. We expect the upcoming Redmi 64MP smartphone to sport a quad-camera setup just like the Realme 64MP camera mobile that was teased a few months ago. The device will likely come with top-notch specifications and will be camera-centric. Realme and Redmi will be one of the first brands to release their smartphones with a 64MP camera. It is unclear as in which brand will launch the smartphone first.