Yesterday, Lu Weibing said that today Redmi will issue a statement. Following the schedule, the company announced it’s working on a 64MP sensor. Well, the company even released a photo sample showing the camera lens is in tests. With this statement, Redmi said the smartphone industry will officially enter the 64MP era.
Later, Lu Weibing released a screenshot of the phone frame (the small tail shows the Redmi phone running on Android), showing the Xiaomi Science Park and captured by the Redmi’s 64MP lens. From the screenshot, we can see this lens is capable of working with various modes, such as photos, videos, portraits, night scene photos, and other modes. However, it is speculated that 64MP mode can be selected only when taking pictures.
As you can see, the Redmi’s first 64MP sample resolution reached 9248 x 6936, and the size is 19.3MB.
At present, there is no certain news for the first 64MP camera. However, some users think it will appear on the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi K30 Pro.
Nowadays, the mainstream mid-to-high-end Android phones generally use a 48-megapixel main lens (CMOS from Sony IMX586 or Samsung GM1). Not long ago, the Realme phone first announced a 64-megapixel camera sample. That was for the first time that a smartphone camera had a 64MP resolution. It was reported that the handset was using the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1, which is currently the only announced 64MP sensor. So we guess the Redmi uses the same CMOS.
64MP Sensor Features
The Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor has an area of 1/1.72 inches and a single-pixel area of 0.8μm. It uses the same pixel-combined Tetracell technology and re-mosaic algorithm as the previous GM1. It can take 64-megapixel images in sufficient light environment. In the low light environment, the resolution will be dropped to 16MP. Thus, it will switch to the 4-in-1 technology pixel to improve the sensitivity, while supporting up to 100dB real-time HDR, Super PD auto focus and other functions.