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Redmi teases first 64MP smartphone with camera sample

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s subsidiary Redmi on Monday shared an image taken from its first handset featuring a 64MP camera sensor, on its official Weibo account.

The teaser shows an image with a zoomed-in section that shows details around a cat’s eye, news portal GizmoChina reported.

The company has not shared any other details except the image itself.

Media reports suggest that the first Redmi phone to sport such a camera might be the Redmi Note 8 or even the Redmi K30 Pro.

Meanwhile, other brands like Realme and Samsung are said to be working on 64MP smartphones and their launch is expected to be later this year.

Last month, Realme’s CEO Madhav Sheth shared a couple of samples of 64MP camera on Twitter.

According to reports, Realme’s smartphone with 64MP camera would use Samsung’s new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor with 4-in-1 pixel technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to deliver 16MP photos in low-light settings and 64MP images in brighter conditions.

Realme is also working on a 5G smartphone. Sheth, in a statement to IANS during the launch of the Realme X, said Realme 5G phones would be ready before India starts rolling out 5G networks.

The Indian government plans to roll out 5G connectivity services by 2020 and the trial run for the operators for a three-month period will start next month. The trial period might be extended for a year if the operators need time for stabilisation.

All major telecom operators in India — Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea — are gearing up for these 5G trials.

Source: Livemint