Xiaomi’s future flagship smartphone will sport a 108MP camera, according to the company’s India MD Manu Kumar Jain, who made the announcement on his official Twitter handle. Xiaomi also made the announcement about the 108MP camera phone as it showcased the new 64MP camera technology. But it has not confirmed anything else about this camera on its future smartphones.
According to Jain’s tweet, the 108MP camera will offer photos at 12,032 x 9,024-resolution. Xiaomi’s claim is that this higher resolution camera sensor will result in ultra-clear photos. Reports have indicated 108MP sensors are coming with up to 10X optical zoom. Qualcomm has also indicated that it will support higher resolution sensors, including ones with 64MP and 108MP resolution.
What we know for now is that Xiaomi’s Redmi brand will introduce a smartphone featuring the new 64MP camera sensor at the back. The company has confirmed that this Redmi-branded smartphone with the 64MP camera will launch in India by the fourth quarter of 2019, which means we won’t see it before end of the year.
Check out Jain’s tweet below on the 108MP sensor announcement
WHOA! #100MP camera 😮
Yes, we’ve been working on 100MP camera flagship phone!
And then #100MP 📸
— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 7, 2019
The 64MP camera mobiles are coming
Xiaomi is the only player that has gone ahead and talked about an even bigger 108MP camera sensor at the back. But it is not the only company to talk about a 64MP camera on its phone. Samsung and Realme have confirmed that they will be launching phones with a 64MP camera sensor at the back.
The 64MP sensor, which will be available on phones this year, is being provided by Samsung. This is the ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor and it has a 1/1.7 inch sensor size, which is 38 per cent bigger than the 1/2 inch sensor used on the 48MP camera sensors.
Samsung’s new GW-1 is capable of delivering pixel-binned shots at 16MP resolution in default mode. In case of the 48MP camera, pixel-binning allows for 12MP resolution pictures in default mode. The 108MP camera will be capable of shooting at 27MP, according to reports.
Realme is set to showcase its 64MP camera technology today in India and it will be officially launched in China on August 15. The phone is expected to be called Realme 5, based on the company’s tweets.
In Samsung’s case, the Galaxy A70S smartphone is expected to come with a 64MP primary camera and it will launch in October this year. Samsung had itself said the 64MP camera sensor will go into mass production in the second half of 2019.