Redmi plans first smartphone with 64 megapixel camera – new information

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The tech company Xiaomi recently held the “Xiaomi Future Image Technology Communication Meeting” in Beijing. At this rather internal conference, Xiaomi revealed more details about the 64 megapixel camera smartphone. As expected, the Samsung GW-1 sensor with 64 MP resolution is actually used. The 1/1.7 inch sensor is almost a third larger than the well-known 48 megapixel Samsung GM-1 sensor. This sensor also supports ISOCELL Plus technology, which increases light sensitivity by 15%.

64 MP Smartphone Sensor Size Comparison

Unfortunately, the conference focused only on the sensor and did not reveal any further information about the smartphone. Most likely it is the Redmi Note 8, which will be released soon. Currently, there is a rumour that the MediaTek Helio G90T processor will be working in it. What is certain is that Redmi manager Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 will be very powerful. As new information emerges, we will update this article accordingly.

We know that to attract attention in the smartphone industry it is important to be the first in something. The Royole FlexPai was the first foldable smartphone, the Vivo NEX Ultimate the first smartphone with pop-up camera and soon a new Redmi smartphone with the world’s first 64 megapixel camera will appear.

Redmi 64 MP Camera Teaser

World’s first 64 megapixel camera

The 48 megapixel cameras were still a novelty at the beginning of the year, the Xiaomi Mi 9 a pioneer in the field. Now the Sony IMX586 sensor with the high resolution is almost standard. As a subsidiary of Xiaomi, Redmi is now following up directly and presenting a first shot with a 64 megapixel camera from a new Redmi smartphone. It is not yet known which model it is.

The test photo, which Xiaomi officially shared, is intended to demonstrate the sharpness and minimal loss of quality of the zoom-in. Even though the result is quite impressive, you can’t 100% verify if the company has tricked a little. The Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW-1 sensor with a resolution of 9248 x 6936 pixels is probably used here. Like the 48 megapixel equivalent, it combines four pixels into one, but takes 16 megapixel photos. Overall, however, the sensor is somewhat larger and thus more light-sensitive. Of course, the higher sharpness has a disadvantage: the photos should need about 20 MB memory space on the mass memory.

Redmi 64 MP camera test photo

The question, of course, is what device it might be. A Redmi Note 8 would be conceivable, since the release distance between Redmi Note 5 and Note 6 Pro was also very small. Regardless of this, it was also confirmed that the Redmi Note 8 would be released soon. In addition, the Redmi Note 7 took 48 megapixel photos for the first time with the Samsung ISOCELL GM-1 sensor. In Europe the Redmi Note 7 is also the strongest Redmi smartphone, only in China the Redmi K20 and Pro would be stronger.


We must of course point out that such a 64 MP camera also has a lot to do with prestige. It’s clear that more megapixels don’t automatically improve image quality. The 48 MP photos of previous smartphones don’t make the difference yet. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see that Redmi seems to be doing pioneering work here. What do you think this technology is used in?

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Comments (2)

  • Profile picture from Vernon dias
    # 20.08.19 um 17:40

    Vernon dias

    What screen size I have a seven inch how about this new model?

    • Profile picture from Maike
      # 21.08.19 um 11:43

      Maike CG team

      @Vernon dias it could be a 6,3", but there are no official information yet. We will update the article when we know anything new though.

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