Xiaomi’s much teased and anticipated, Redmi-branded 64MP quad camera smartphone, will finally become official this October. The smartphone maker’s India head came up with the announcement on Twitter, announcing that the release date shall be October 16, 2019. His tweet for the same is below:
Mi fans, you have asked us about this an infinite number of times. Here's revealing the launch date of #64MPQuadCamBeast.
How did you like this beast of a surprise?😎
— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) October 9, 2019
Not much is known about the phone though, except for the fact that it will feature an industry-first, 64MP Quad camera setup. The company however, did unveil these phones in a rather discreet launch event in China in August.
According to details coming in via XDA developers, Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand claims to be one of the first brands in the world to launch with the new 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. This sensor from Samsung packs in 38% more pixels than a 48MP camera, which Xiaomi claims will help users capture brighter, vibrant and more detailed images.
While Xiaomi gave out full details about its 64 MP camera setup, the company dropped a teaser on its Weibo channel for the 108 MP sensor. Ironically, the company will be using sensors from a brand it fiercely rivals — i.e. Samsung — to make the 108 MP smartphone a reality. This sensor produces images with a whopping resolution of 12,032 x 9,024 pixels.