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This is the first phone with a 64-megapixel camera

This is the first phone with a 64-megapixel camera


One of the Realme XT’s four cameras will use the new sensor

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Realme’s upcoming Realme XT handset is the first phone to emerge with a 64-megapixel camera. In a post shared on Weibo, the company’s CMO, Xu Qi Chase, shared a render of the upcoming phone, and revealed that one of its four rear cameras would use the new high resolution sensor, which is almost certainly from Samsung’s new 1/1.7-inch ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. The phone also includes an ultra-wide angle lens, a macro lens, and a depth sensor, which you can get a closer look at in photographs of the device published by Android Central.

Realme is racing against Xiaomi to release the first 64-megapixel camera in a phone. Xiaomi is expected to reveal the Redmi Note 8 on August 29th, and Android Central notes that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to use the same high resolution sensor. There’s currently no official word on the release date of either Xiaomi or Realme’s handsets, so it’s unclear which will be the first to market.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is expected to use the same sensor

If you want to see what photos taken with the Realme XT could look like, then take a look at the sample images the company released earlier this month. Although the sensor is designed to produce 16-megapixel images by default (by combining information from groups of four pixels at a time), the images contain a staggering amount of detail.

While both phone companies are gearing up to launch 64-megapixel camera phones, Xiaomi also says it’s hard at work on integrating Samsung’s new 108-megapixel sensor into another upcoming handset, although it hasn’t offered any further information about when this unnamed phone might come to market.