Xiaomi may be the first phone company to release a phone with a 64MP rear sensor. This comes after strings of code that XDA discovered on the latest version of the MIUI 10 Camera app that has a 64MP ‘ultra-pixel’ mode. It also refers to a 64MP Dual Camera in the code.
Currently, Samsung Note 10 is the only phone that has been speculated to carry a 64MP sensor after Samsung announced the technology. It is an ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with a small pixel size of 0.8μm. The sensor merges four pixels into one to create a better quality 16MP image when lighting conditions are sub-optimal. It will also record video in 1080P (FHD) at 480fps allowing support for smooth cinematic slow-motion videos. The sensor supports real-time high dynamic range (HDR) of up to 100dB. Many handsets have 60dB while the human eye has 120dB.
Along with the strings of code found by XDA, a user from Weibo named Ice Universe posted about a ‘mysterious’ model of Redmi that may feature Samsung’s 64MP sensor.