Xiaomi shows off 64MP Samsung GW1 camera, teases 108MP sensor

Joanna Estrada
August 8, 2019

And this isn't the only exciting news from the launch.

Until now, the smartphone brand had relied mainly on global leader Sony for the sensors that power its digital cameras, though it does also buy some from Samsung as well.

A 64-megapixel camera Earlier this year, Redmi announced that it was working on a new prototype with a 64-megapixel camera.

When it comes to smartphone cameras, Samsung's ISOCELL GW1 sensor is all the rage right now, with its 64MP resolution. By default, the sensor has a pixel size of 0.8-micron but with its Tetracell technology, it has a 4-in-1 pixel binning that increases the effective pixel size to 1.6-micron.

The GW1 outputs 64MP photos with a resolution of 9248 x 6936 pixels.

There are plenty of phones with a 48-megapixel camera like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 7, and the Honor View 20. It's the highest resolution smartphone image sensor available... for now. Zoom in on that encircled part...

Xiaomi's Vice President and General Manager of Redmi, Lu Weibing, confirmed rumours of the next generation of Redmi smartphones, the Redmi Note 8, being in the works while responding to Mi fans on Weibo.

Powered by Samsung's GW1 64MP sensor, the 64MP smartphone technology will first appear on a Redmi smartphone in India in the Q4 of 2019.

At the moment, we don't have any further details about the new sensor.

Yes, there is one more thing. This sensor from Samsung packs in 38% more pixels than a 48MP camera, which Xiaomi claims will help users capture brighter, vibrant and more detailed images. Xiaomi's 64MP Redmi smartphone will come with camera features such as ISOCELL Plus for improved color reproduction, Smart ISO and Hybrid 3D HDR.

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