Upcoming Xiaomi Smartphone Will Feature The Samsung GW1 64MP Camera Sensor
We have previously covered a report regarding Xiaomi working on an upcoming smartphone with a 64MP primary sensor. The company had thereon also proclaimed that it would schedule an event to address the new technology. The date was set for today (7th of August 2019) and took place just a day prior to Realme’s announcement for a similar technology.
We had previously speculated that the upcoming Xioami smartphone will feature the Samsung GW1 Sensor and that assumption has turned into a reality.
Unfortunately, Xiaomi is yet to announce the name of the smartphone or which series it will be a part of. Disparte to what was previously alleged, the handset will launch in the Q4 of 2019 which is still distant. Xiaomi’s President took to stage to announced the 64MP imaging technology to further push the industry standards similar to Realme’s first announcement.
The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone features Samsung Electronics’ GW1 sensors which utilize ISOCELL Plus technology. The imaging technology is used to create pixel to pixel barrier to reduce light interference between individual pixels. In other word words, the sensor can bar light from being reflected off a pixel to another which may reduce colour reproduction or quality.
The GW1 also features smart ISO supported by Dual Conversion Gain technology. It adjusts its ISO sensitivity based on ambient light intensity automatically. This allows the technology to use low ISO in bright scenarios or high ISO in dim lighting to achieve the best image possible.
Samsung’s GW1 outputs 64MP photos that carry a resolution of 9248 X 6936 pixels. Additionally, the sensor features real-time hardware support for high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100 decibels as well. In comparison, a conventional image sensor has a dynamic range of 60 decibels. This translates to an overall better colour capturing capabilities. Hence, we can assume that Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone might just be one of the best photography centric devices that the company has ever offered.