First came the 48MP. Then the 64MP, developed by Samsung, which was released by Xiaomi. It has officially teased a phone that will have a 108MP camera. Now, news has filtered in that Xiaomi could actually be working on as many as 4 new devices sporting the 108MP sensors.
The Chinese company has had to make changes in its user interface MIUI to accommodate the proper viewing of images clicked with the 108MP sensors. The alteration has been made in the gallery app within MIUI to facilitate this development.
Latest leaks suggest the internal code names for the four devices are ‚Äútucana‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúdraco‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúumi‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúcmi‚ÄĚ. There is no clarity on the exact models these devices will be called and when they would hit the market. There is also no conclusive evidence that the alteration of the gallery app by itself may be sufficient to think that these devices will have 108MP sensors. You must consider these as speculation till Xiaomi officially comes out with some kind of detail. The company usually does that with most of the new developments at its end and keeps the market informed. That may be one of the ways to keep its customers interested in its products and can act as a marketing strategy.
There‚Äôs a Xiaomi model the Mi Mix 4 under development and likely to be released soon. It is being clarified that the codenames mentioned above don‚Äôt really match with this model. The rumour is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will also sport the same Samsung 64MP sensor as the primary camera in its rear panel.
As the year 2019 has seen the 48MP sensor being the norm rather than an exception, 2020 may see the 64MP and 108MP sensors taking over and making the smartphones more digital cameras than communication aids.