11 July 2019
Just when we started to believe that it will be Xiaomi to introduce the world’s first phone with Samsung’s latest 64MP ISOCELL sensor, Madhav Sheth, CEO Realme took to Twitter to officially announce that it will be a Realme phone launching as world’s first smartphone camera with 64MP GW1 sensor. In his follow up tweet, he also mentioned that this phone will first launch in India.
Sheth didn’t disclose the name of the smartphone but it’s interesting to see another “first of the first” race pacing up. However, he has shared the camera shot taken with the unknown 64MP GW1 sensor camera phone. The skyline shot has a watermark “Shot on realme” 64MP AI quad camera. This at least confirms that the device in question from Realme has quad rear cameras powered by AI.
A quad camera phone will also be a first from Realme; remember the Realme 3 Pro came with triple rear cameras. The 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor by Samsung supports 4-in-1 Tetra cell technology which will allow 64MP images to be condensed into 16MP shots in low-light environments. This is like the Pixel-merging/binning tech where four pixels merge to work as one to increase light sensitivity and offer brighter shots. It also supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100-decibels (dB) that provides richer hues.
Samsung while announcing the new Bright GW1 sensor stated that the mass production will begin in the second half of this year. So, we expect to see the device from Realme somewhere between July and August. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is busy in creating some hype for its Redmi K20 series which will soon be released in India.