The company is also working on a 5G smartphone.
The company is also working on a 5G smartphone.

Realme to launch world's first 64MP camera phone soon

  • The device would use Samsung's new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor with 4-in-1 pixel technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel
  • It can deliver 16MP photos in low-light settings and 64MP images in brighter conditions

New Delhi: China-based Realme is testing a new smartphone that it claims will be the world's first with a 64MP camera, news portal GSM Arena reported on Monday.

Posting a teaser photo of the upcoming device on Twitter, Chief Executive Officer Madhav Sheth wrote: "Working on the new premium killer! Introducing world's first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 largest 1/1.72" sensor and mega 1.6µm pixel with amazing clear shots in low light too. RT if you want to see more "knockout" shots. #DareToLeap."

The watermark on the sample shot reveals that the phone may come with an "AI-powered" Quad camera. No other details of the smartphone were shared by the company executive.

Camera sample of Realme's upcoming smartphone.
Camera sample of Realme's upcoming smartphone.

According to reports, the device would use Samsung's new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor with 4-in-1 pixel technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to deliver 16MP photos in low-light settings and 64MP images in brighter conditions.

Realme's announcement is being seen as an answer to competitor Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro, the brand's first mid-range smartphone with a 48MP camera.

The company is also working on a 5G smartphone. Sheth, in a statement to IANS during the launch of the Realme X, said Realme 5G phones would be ready before India starts rolling out 5G networks. He seems very enthusiastic about the upcoming 5G Realme smartphone as he changed his Twitter name to Madhav 5G a week ago.

The Indian government plans to roll out 5G connectivity services by 2020 and the trial run for the operators for a three-month period will start next month. The trial period might be extended for a year if the operators need time for stabilisation.

All major telecom operators in India — Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea — are gearing up for these 5G trials.

With inputs from IANS.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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