While a variety of tech companies are focusing on the 48 mega pixel camera trend, Realme – the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone maker – is not waiting for Xiaomi and Samsung this year to reveal the first ever smartphone with a 64 mega pixel camera.
Realme first showed up in China in 2010 as OPPO Real. It was a sub-brand of OPPO Electronics Corporation until it separated in 2018 and became its own independent company.
A sneak preview sample of the camera’s abilities was taken with the new Realme device which is supposedly the first phone in the world that has a 64 mega pixel Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor.
Realme Chief Executive Officer, Madhav Sheth, (who relishes in discussions of new smartphone technologies on social media) recently tweeted, “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“.
Sheth also established in another tweet that the new smartphone will be released in India ahead of any other region.
What else does the camera have to offer?
The modern 64 mega pixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor revealed not too long ago by Samsung, has 4 in 1 pixel tech that combines four 0.8 micron pixels into a 1.6 micron pixel to produce 16 mega pixel images in low-light environments, and 64 mega pixel photos in well lit environments. The Realme smartphone will probably also be capable of 100db real-time high definition (1080p) slow motion video recording, and Super PD auto-focus ability.
Although there is not much that is known about the new Realme device, the tech firm did state on their Weibo account that the quad-camera setup will be a first for Realme smartphones. However, the purpose and functionality of the other three lenses remains a mystery.