Camera quality has become one of the most important features people look out for in a smartphone. The manufacturers know this, and they have been working in accordance. Back in May, Samsung unveiled its new 64MP camera sensor. Now, apparently, Redmi will be one of the first smartphone manufacturers to use it.
Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, has just posted a teaser of a camera sample on its Weibo profile. Redmi said that we should expect a phone with the 64MP sensor soon, even as the industry is officially entering that era.
Even though the image posted did not explicitly state that Redmi would use the Samsung sensor, it is highly likely. The image depicts so much detail that zooming in still maintains a good quality.
The technology employed in the sensor is the Tetracell pixel binning technology. It pushes out 16MP photos in a low-light environment. We expect that there would be a 64MP toggle to use all the pixels. However, it may not provide as much detail as the binned version under low-light conditions.
In addition to these features, there is the Quad Bayer sensor to enable real-time HDR. We hope this actually gets to the highest standard we expect. It could actually be a reason many people will go for the phone once it launches.