Xiaomi Teases The Worlds First 108MP Camera Smartphone
In 2019, the smartphone industry saw a bump in the overall megapixel count for smartphone cameras. The latest models featured 48MP sensors while most flagships from 2018 didn’t even cross the 20MP mark. Xiaomi is now seeking to take things a step further with components supplied by Samsung. The latest innovation is seeing the South Korean giant push the bounds once again with a 108MP sensor. It trumps the company’s unreleased 64MP GW1 camera sensor as well.
This just in! Two big pieces of news from Xiaomi's Images of the Future Conference:— Xiaomi #FortuneGlobal500 (@Xiaomi) August 7, 2019
Redmi and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a 64MP camera
Xiaomi and Samsung Electronics teased an upcoming 100MP ultra high-resolution camera
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Samsung GW1 Sensor
A few companies like Realme and Xiaomi will employ the GW1 Samsung sensors on their upcoming smartphones. Samsung’s GW1 sensor features ISOCELL Plus technology which uses the large megapixel count to help reduce noise and improve overall image quality in low light scenarios. It is speculated that the Mi Mix 4 will feature the new camera module and will be available by the end of 2019.
Xiaomi Smartphone With 108MP Sensor
Xiaomi went on Twitter to boast of the capabilities of the sensor and also to announce the collaboration. According to the tweet, Samsung is confirmed to be working on a 108MP sensor that will debut in an upcoming Xiaomi smartphone. It has the highest resolution of any smartphone camera to date with a picture resolution of 12032 x 9024px. Notably, it is still capable of capturing 27MP images even with 2x digital zoom. The massive sensor size of the camera will enable it to capture to detailed and well exposed even in low light.
When Is It Out?
It remains to be seen how the camera actually performs in real-life testing. Although, it does sound extremely promising. The upcoming 64MP camera Xiaomi smartphone is expected to arrive in Q4 of 2019. Unfortunately, it is more uncertain regarding when the 108MP sensor would actually be seen. It is expected that the sensor could be seen in certain flagships in Q3-Q4 of 2020 or in early 2021.