Xiaomi is allegedly developing a new Redmi phone which will feature Samsung’s recently announced 64-megapixel sensor.
Based on a leak posted by Ice Universe on Chinese site Weibo, the new 64-megapixel camera will be making its debut in an upcoming Galaxy A-series and Redmi smartphone. This is in line with the product’s scheduled Q3-Q4 2019 market release.
Using Samsung’s Tetracell tech which can stitch four pixels into one, the new ISOCELL Bright GW1 64-megapixel shooter can take 16-megapixel photos in low-light and improve the output in a way that’s similar to how their old 48-megapixel sensor functions.
In addition, real-time HDR is also possible and it supports up to 100-decibels — 40-decibels more than conventional sensors. For comparison, the human eye can recognize up to 120-decibels. The incoming Redmi smartphone can also capture slow-motion 1080p videos together with Super PD PDAF technology.
Previous reports pointed to the Samsung Galaxy A70 as the bearer of the new sensor, but it came with a 32-megapixel camera when it launched. The rumor mill now says there’s another version of the A70 wielding the 64-megapixel shooter and it’ll be called as the Samsung Galaxy A70S.
The post didn’t give much information yet, so we currently have no idea which Redmi smartphone (probably midrange) will be equipped with the 64-megapixel Samsung-made sensor.