Realme sent The Verge the first shots from an unannounced device with a 64-megapixel camera. Apparently, in addition to the main sensor, the smartphone will receive three modules, including a wide-angle lens.
The unannounced Realme device runs on the new Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor . It used the same pixel size as 48 megapixel sensors: the company increased the physical dimensions of the module, but it will be able to catch more light.
Bright GW1 will take 16-megapixel photos, combining light data with six pixels. The same principle works in smartphones 48-megapixel sensors.
The trend for mobile cameras with a resolution of 48 megapixels originated in 2019, after Sony introduced the IMX586 sensor with such capabilities. One of the first devices on the market with a 48 megapixel camera was the Honor View 20 .
Realme will not be the only one to release a smartphone with this resolution in the near future. Xiaomi announced a device with a 108-megapixel sensor, but has not yet announced a launch date.