10 September 2019
We currently have a lot of smartphones coming with a 48-megapixel camera and recently, we started to see 64-megapixel camera making its way to the consumer market. But last month, Samsung took megapixels war to the next level as it announced 108-megapixel sensor for future smartphones. Xiaomi is set to be the first OEM to make use of this mammoth sensor but a new report has surfaced claiming it actually has more than one such phones under development.
The folks over at XDA have found references that there are four Xiaomi phones that are under works with the 108-megapixel camera. These four phones are codenamed cmi, draco, tucana, and umi which were spotted within the Mi Gallery app's source code. The team is tweaking the gallery app so that it can offer the full zooming-in capability for 108-megapixel images.
It is further reported that none of these four codenames is expected to be related to the Mi MIX 4. It is the smartphone that is rumored to be the first device come with the 108-megapixel camera. The new finding does make a questionable possibility but it is not strong enough evidence to deny any of the previous rumors.
The same holds true for the four codenamed devices that have been spotted in the gallery app compatibility list. The ability to support complete zoom-in does not necessarily mean that these phones will be able to click 108-megapixel shoots as well. We will have to wait for more details to appear before reaching any conclusion.