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Xiaomi confirms it’s using the Samsung GW1 64MP sensor

At the beginning of this week, Redmi had confirmed that it will be holding an event on Aug. 7 in China. The translated text on the poster for today’s event read ‘Xiaomi Future Technology Communication Meeting.’ Probably, the company will be talking about the upcoming 64-megapixel Redmi phone’s photography prowess. Rumors have it that the mysterious Redmi phone will be equipped with Samsung GW1 64-megapixel sensor. Xiaomi’s Mobile Product Marketing Director, Yan Zhiyuan has confirmed through a Weibo post that the company will be using the GW1 sensor from Samsung.

Xiaomi confirms it’s using the Samsung GW1 64MP sensor

Zhiyuan has also stated that the company has prepared a massive stock of the sensor. Xiaomi or spin-off brand could become the first company to launch the world’s first smartphone with 64-megapixel camera. Rumors surrounding it have claimed that the mysterious smartphone will be featuring a quad camera setup and it could be powered by the newly announced gaming focused MediaTek Helio G90T processor.

Coming back to the 64-megapixel GW1 sensor which seems to be one of the major contents of Xiaomi’s event today, it is equipped with Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus technology that reduces leakage of light. The sensor supports real-time HDR of up to 100-decibles for producing richer hues. It is also equipped with Super PD which is nothing but a high-performance phase detection auto-focus technology. The sensor can capture full HD slow-motion videos at 480fps.

Samsung ISOCELL GW1 and GM2

It goes without saying that the major attraction of the Samsung GW1 sensor is that it can shoot 64-megapixel shots with a top resolution of 9216 x 6912 pixels. It has a large pixel seize of 1/1.72” and very high sensitivity. Powered with Samsung’s Tetracell technology that combines four pixels into a large-sized one, the GW1 sensor can shoot 16-megapixel shots in low-light conditions.

Realme will be holding its Summer Image Technology Communication event on Aug. 15 in China. It is also expected to speak to its one upcoming 64-megapixel quad camera smartphone. The handset is also expected to feature the Samsung GW1 sensor. It is speculated that the Realme 5 Pro could be equipped with a 64-megapixel quad camera setup. Rumors have also claimed that the Redmi Note 8 could be the first Redmi phone to feature the 64-megapixel lens.


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