Realme building mysterious new smartphone with a 64MP camera

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China-based Realme is testing a new smartphone that it claims will be the world’s first with a 64MP camera, news portal GSM Arena reported on Monday.

Posting a teaser photo of the upcoming device on Twitter, Chief Executive Officer Madhav Sheth wrote: “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.”

The watermark on the sample shot reveals that the phone may come with an “AI-powered” Quad camera. No other details of the smartphone were shared by the company executive.

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According to reports, the device would use Samsung’s new 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor with 4-in-1 pixel technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into a single 1.6-micron pixel to deliver 16Mp photos in low-light settings and 64MP images in brighter conditions.

Realme’s announcement is being seen as an answer to competitor Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, the brand’s first mid-range smartphone with a 48MP camera.