Realme teases world's first phone with 64MP camera, will launch in India first
Realme has made a name for itself when it comes to launching disruptive phones in India. The company has released a series of phones over the past year to give Xiaomi a run for its money with the most recent one being the Realme 3 Pro. Realme has now started teasing a brand new smartphone that it claims is the world's first to come with a 64MP camera.
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth posted a picture on Twitter that has been shot on this mysterious new Realme phone. Notably, the watermark reveals that the phone sports a 64MP AI quad camera. Apart from being the first phone in the world to sport a 64MP camera, it will also be Realme's first phone to feature a quad camera setup.
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 pic.twitter.com/D54xNFdaVmMadhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) June 24, 2019
The upcoming Realme phone will be using Samsung's new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor. Like other high-resolution ISOCELL sensors, the GW1 will also use 4-in-1 pixel merging technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to offer bright 16MP images in low light conditions with the added ability to shoot raw 64MP photos in daylight as well.
Sheth in his tweet said that this Realme phone will launch in India first before heading to other markets. This is the first time we are hearing about this new Realme phone, but it is clear that the company is touting it as a camera powerhouse.
Realme was previously expected to launch the Realme X in India, and it is possible that this mysterious new phone is a version of the Realme X for markets outside China. It could also be a completely new Realme smartphone that the company plans to launch to take on Xiaomi.
Interestingly, it was reported a few days ago that Xiaomi would be the first brand to launch a camera phone with a 64MP sensor. Going further back, it was reported that Samsung would launch the Galaxy A70s with a 64MP GW1 sensor. We expect Realme to tease more information about this new Realme phone, including its name, in the days to come.