Samsung’s 64 MP Sensor To Debut In A Redmi Smartphone
Samsung announced the 64 MP camera sensor for smartphones last month. It holds the records the record for the highest resolution mobile camera sensor ever made. While it was being speculated that the first device to sport the sensor would be a Samsung handset, presumably the Galaxy A70s; fresh reports claim otherwise. Popular gadget tipster Ice Universe has claimed on the Chinese social networking website Weibo; that the first smartphone with Samsung’s 64 MP ISOCELL GW1 sensor will belong to Xiaomi’s subsidiary Redmi.
About the leak
The tipster claims that as mentioned above, the first smartphone with Samsung’s flagship 64 MP sensor will be a Redmi device. He further adds that while the international premiere of the sensor will still belong to a Samsung handset, an A series one to be precise; the first Chinese smartphone, and presumably the world’s first to sport the sensor will not be the company’s own. While other details about the Redmi device are not known at the moment, the handset may be introduced in the following weeks. This may be followed by the International release of the purported Galaxy A70s with the ISOCELL GW1 sensor.
Samsung introduced the ISOCELL GW1 sensor in the aforementioned month of May. It features an 0.8-micrometre pixel size, which is claimed to be one of the smallest in the world. The smartphone camera sensor is capable of pixel binning, which means that four pixels will get merged into one to result in a 16 MP resolution image. This is similar to how the 48 MP sensors like the Sony IMX586 and Samsung ISOCELL GM1 work. Notably, Xiaomi was one of the first company’s to release a smartphone with a 48 MP Samsung sensor in the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 7 back in the month of January.