After the 48-megapixel sensor, Redmi might now bring Samsung’s 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor soon on board with its next smartphone launch. Notably, there are currently no handsets in the market that feature a 64MP camera sensor. This 64MP snapper was introduced last month as a successor to Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48-megapixel snapper. Soon after the launch, it was rumored that the upcoming Galaxy A70s could be the first phone with the sensor. However, reputable tipster Ice Universe posted on Weibo that Redmi also seems to be working on a new smartphone that will come with the new sensor.
The ISOCELL Bright GW1 64-megapixel sensor features Samsung’s Isocell Plus technology and Tetracell technology that can produce much brighter low-light images with a 16-megapixel resolution by combining four pixels into one. The sensor also supports real-time HDR of up to 100-decibel and a dual conversion gain that is touted to produce rich hues and colour accuracy with minimal noise. Other features include phase detection auto-focus technology and full-HD recording at 480 frames-per-second (FPS) for “smooth cinematic” slow-motion videos.
Xiaomi is known to be extremely competitive with its offerings, and the adoption of a 64-megapixel sensor should give them an edge over the competition. There is a chance that we might see the Redmi Note 8 with a 64-megapixel sensor.