Take a look at this camera sample taken with Samsung's 64MP GW1 sensor

Take a look at this camera sample taken with Samsung's 64MP GW1 sensor
Back in May, we told you that Samsung had unveiled the highest resolution camera sensor for a smartphone. The 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor not only has the highest resolution (topping the old 48MP peak), it also has the smallest pixel size currently available at 0.8μm. About six weeks later, the first photo samples from the sensor were made public by Realme. The latter might not be well known, but it is part of a stable of brands owned by holding company BBK that includes Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo.

This morning, a tweet from tipster Ice Universe (@Universeice) included an image that also was snapped using Sammy's GW1 sensor. The photo was apparently taken with the 64MP sensor on an unannounced Redmi handset. Last year, Xiaomi separated the company's phones into distinct lines; the Mi brand includes its higher-end models while the Redmi brand focuses on the company's value for money models. The company also has its Black Shark gaming phones and Pocophone flagship killers.

In low-light settings, the 64MP sensor uses pixel-binning (combining the data found in four pixels into one) to produce bright 16MP images. In a bright environment, "highly-detailed" 64MP images can be snapped.

Ice Universe previously tweeted "the international premiere of Samsung's 64MP sensor is in a mysterious model of the A-series, while the domestic first is a mysterious model of Redmi." Considering that Samsung has yet to unveil the Galaxy A90, there was a chance that this phone was the "mysterious" Galaxy A model with the 64MP sensor on board. However, the latest rumored specs for this device show a 48MP primary camera on the back. With that in mind, perhaps the unknown Redmi handset will be the first handset anywhere to sport the GW1 sensor inside.

FEATURED VIDEO

7 Comments

1. splus

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Ok, no matter what phone it is - that is definitely one sharp photo!

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Usually those marketing photos are taken with full-frame dslr. Wouldn't bet on it.

3. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1473; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

That would make it false advertising so I really doubt it.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1113; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Nokia did it, Huawei did it, you think Xiaomi is saint?

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not to mention tiny paragraph: * image processed with 3rd party tools * results archieved with studio lighting, tripod, long exposure.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Samsung did that as well mate, with A9 I belive.

7. Be_Mine unregistered

Samsung Brazil. For A8.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.