Xiaomi has officially announced the Redmi 64MP camera specs. And as expected it will be using Samsung’s censor for the optics.
The hardware which will be used is an ISOCELL Bright GW1, which Samsung announced in May 2019. Redmi says it will be equipped with a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor, which supports 1.6μm pixel size.
It will feature Smart ISO which uses Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) technology. Basically it will automatically adjust the ISO, i.e., in high-brighteness environments it will switch to low ISO, and in low-light environments it will use a high ISO setting for the signal-to-noise ratio.
The camera will also deliver improved color reproduction and Hybrid 3D-enabled HDR which uses real-time hardware based HDR up to 100-decibels (dB) for richer hues, as opposed to conventional HDR’s 60dB.
Redmi 64MP camera specs vs 48MP camera
The new camera’s CMOS sensor is 38% bigger than the 1/2-inch sensor used in 48MP cameras. The 64MP camera is capable of producing images in the 64MP resolution, which is about 9248 x 6936 pixels.
In comparison, the 48MP photos are 8000 x 6000 pixels. That’s a 38% difference in the number of pixels.
Redmi 64MP launch date?
According to the company, Redmi will be among the first brands to use the new 64MP sensor on a phone. When will it be available? The Redmi 64MP camera phone is set to be announced in Q4, so we can expect a new device launch between October and December.
Meanwhile, Realme is set to launch a new phone in India. The brand’s CEO, Madhav Sheth has hinted the device will be called Realme 5, and we already know that the phone has quad cameras. One of these lenses is a 64MP camera, which could be the same sensor. This will make Realme the first brand to use the ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor.