Xiaomi has also tweeted that it is working on a 100MP camera flagship phone, which will follow the 64MP technology.

Xiaomi exhibits 64MP smartphone imaging tech to appear on Redmi device in Q4 of 2019
Atom Tech Shorts Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 19:37
Written by  S. Mahadevan

At an event in Beijing, Chinese technology giant Xiaomi has demonstrated a smartphone that has a mammoth 64MP camera. Xiaomi claims that this is the first time an imaging technology using such a large sensor in a smartphone is being exhibited.

The company plans to launch this imaging technology in one of its sub brands, Redmi and buyers in India may be able to lay their hands of this Redmi smartphone, towards the end of this calendar year 2019, by current indications. The camera itself has been made by Samsung and is known by the moniker GW1 64MP sensor.

Taking this one step ahead, Xiaomi has also tweeted that it is working on a 100MP camera flagship phone, which will come after the 64MP technology.

Explaining the technology to the live audience at the event, the Xiaomi technical team has said, “The GW1 sensor uses ISOCELL Plus technology to create a pixel-to-pixel barrier to reduce light interference between pixels and consequently improve colour reproduction.”

A senior official from Samsung was also present of the occasion.

Within this ISOCELL Plus technology there is the Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) technology, which is used to make adjustments to the ISO sensitivity depending on the intensity of light in the ambience where the camera is used to click images. There is a cross linkage in terms of high ISO where there is poor light in the ambience and low ISO where the environment is very bright.

If you consider that the GW1 technology using the 64MP sensor is capable of churning out photos that have a resolution of 9248 x 6936 pixels, you can get the clear picture (pun intended).

To place this in the right perspective, the image sensor with this GW1 technology, you can support up to 100 decibels of high dynamic range or HDR against a conventional value of 60 decibels. It is that powerful.

Xiaomi is already the largest player in the mobile phone arena in the Indian context and would want its first-to-market technology to be launched in this country as well. The wait may only last a few months. 

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